Fuller and his group's version of 'I Fought The Law' is a classic rock'n'roll record, but always risks being upstaged...
‘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.”
On 14 December 1956, Richard's name finally made its first, and initially fleeting, appearance on the UK singles chart.
The Crickets' version of 'Oh, Boy!' was one half of a definitive single of the era, backed by 'Not Fade Away.'
'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.
Another of Chuck's set texts of rock 'n' roll was making its presence felt on 18 November 1957.
The pinnacle of Louis Prima’s career, his 1956 album, ‘The Wildest!’, blended jazz chops with danceable grooves, and became an influence on Elvis Presley.
Recorded at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios, ‘Rocket 88’ was credited to Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats, but was actually the work of Ike Turner.
On 7 September 1968, Fats Domino's cover version of The Beatles' Lady Madonna became his last ever hit on the Billboard Hot 100.