More than two years after his first US and international hit singles, Shannon made the US LP bestsellers at last.
On December 30, 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.
One of the happy moments in Ritchie's all-too-brief career came on 29 December 1958, when he entered the Billboard Hot 100 with the classic 'La Bamba.'
'From Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie' took its snappy title from the versions of those songs that bookended the great singer's 1964 album.
The London-born frontman with the Pirates was about much more than just the classic 'Shakin' All Over.'
Mann had his biggest commercial success with a rocking 1959 version of 'Mona Lisa.'
‘Little Richard: I Am Everything’ will explore the life, work, and legacy of the rock’n’roll pioneer.
On December 14, 1956, Richard's name finally made its first, and initially fleeting, appearance on the UK singles chart.
Rick and his Stone Canyon Band found new success with first the 'Garden Party' single, then the album of the same name.
After 'Runaway' and 'Hats Off To Larry,' the winter of 1961 brought Del a third UK hit with 'So Long Baby.'
The Crickets' version of 'Oh, Boy!' was one half of a definitive single of the era, backed by 'Not Fade Away.'
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.