Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sixty Years Ago....

"Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley & the Comets entered the charts on May 14, 1955, thanks to the popularity of the song in the movie Blackboard Jungle.  The group had released the single as a B-side the year earlier, but after being featured in the opening credits of the movie, surged in popularity.

Less than two months later, on July 9, 1955, "Rock Around The Clock" became the first rock & roll song to reach #1, ushering in the Rock Era. 

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