Richard's fabulous debut album was also the only US Top 20 pop chart LP for the Georgia Peach.
The 'Ricky Part 1' disc gave the teen idol a No.1 on the Billboard EP chart of November 25, 1957, before he had either a No.1 single or album.
The song was also the last of Jackson's three pop Top 40 successes, after 'Let's Have A Party' and 'Right or Wrong.'
'I Don't Know What You've Got (But It's Got Me)' became Richard's last Top 20 R&B hit and featured a future superstar guitarist.
‘Clear Lake’ tells the story of how Buddy Holly and his contemporaries birthed the sound of rock’n’roll, while changing the course of civil rights in America.
Another of Chuck's set texts of rock'n'roll was making its presence felt on November 18, 1957.
As a 19-year-old in 1957, Toussaint was asked to sound like the star he had grown up listening to.
In November 1957, the 'Ricky' set gave the teenage phenomenon his first US LP release.
Fuller and his group's version of 'I Fought The Law' is a classic rock'n'roll record, but always risks being upstaged by the macabre circumstances of his death.
After a seven-year chart absence, the novelty song 'My Ding-A-Ling' finally gave Chuck a No.1.
To celebrate the unique brilliance of a rock’n’roll original, here's a collection of the best Chuck Berry songs that capture his unparalleled career.
A selection of pithy and poignant quotations from the career of a founding father of rock’n’roll.
On October 16, 1951, in Atlanta, young Richard Penniman made his first-ever recordings.
Rick had been developing a country-influenced sound for many years when an October 1971 concert brought him to a crossroads.
Other special guests joining the event include Marty Stuart, The Beach Boy’s Mike Love, and Priscilla Presley, among others.
In 1962, the singer-writer from Coopersville, Michigan could do very little wrong in the UK, and proved it again with 'The Swiss Maid.'