Monday, January 15, 2018

This Date in Rock Music History: January 16

1956:  Tennessee Ernie Ford had the #1 song in the U.K. with "Sixteen Tons".
1957:  Little Richard recorded "Lucille".

Sunday, January 14, 2018

This Date in Rock Music History: January 15


1955:  The Penguins had the first new #1 R&B song of the Rock Era--"Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)".
1957:  Elvis Presley recorded "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear".  (Note:  some websites report that Elvis record this classic song on January 24--this is categorically wrong.  The sessions for the 'Loving You' soundtrack album were recorded between January 15 and January 18.  According to the official Graceland website, Presley recorded "Teddy Bear" on January 15.)
1958:  Elvis Presley recorded "Hard Headed Woman".
1958:  The Everly Brothers made their debut on British television with the rebroadcast of the U.S. show The Perry Como Show
1961:  The Supremes signed a recording contract with Motown Records.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

This Date in Rock Music History: January 14

1955:  Alan Freed's New York Rock & Roll Ball, featuring the Drifters, Fats Domino, Big Joe Turner and the Moonglows, kicked off at Saint Nicholas Arena in Harlem.