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'Hallelujah, I Love Her So,' the last hit that Eddie was able to see climbing the UK charts, entered the bestsellers on 22 January 1960.
In January 1958, the 'Ricky' set gave the teenage phenomenon his first US No. 1 LP.
“A wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom!”, Richard exclaimed, and the world listened.
‘Three Steps To Heaven’ became a posthumous number-one hit in the UK for rock’n’roll pioneer Eddie Cochran, recorded shortly before his tragic passing.
On 3 January 1950, Sam Phillips opened Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee — later to be known to the world as Sun Studio.
Fury's legions of fans included future punk guru Malcolm McLaren, who improbably exercised that admiration as he oversaw the Pistols' early rehearsals.
'See You Later, Alligator,' written by Robert Guidry, seized on a catchphrase of the era and became a rock 'n' roll favourite.
On 30 December 1957, Ricky rounded off a spectacular year with yet another chart entry and another of his most famous songs, 'Stood Up.'
Shannon's distinctive singing style, and especially his winning use of falsetto, would serve him well throughout a superior career.
'From Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie' took its snappy title from the versions of those songs that bookended the great singer's 1964 album.
“Each year the Recording Academy has the privilege of honouring a select group of visionaries whose creative contributions have rippled throughout our culture.”