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There were so many artists that contributed to the early days of Rock n? Roll. Some could give a good argument that other artists had a strong influence in the music and I wouldn?t disagree. This is just a taste of Rock n' Roll and you could write a book


Anne Murary Songs
Music icon Anne Murray has sold more than 50 million albums in a distinguished career that spans four decades. On January 15th, Manhattan/EMI will release Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends, an exceptional 17-track collection of her top hits and favorites, newly recorded as duets with some of the world’s top female recording artists.
Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends showcases a wide variety of Anne’s favorite female vocalists. Among the album’s tracks and collaborating artists are “Snowbird” with Sarah Brightman, “You Needed Me” with Shania Twain, “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do” with Anne’s daughter Dawn Langstroth, “Danny’s Song” with Martina McBride, “Another Pot O’ Tea” with Emmylou Harris, “A Little Good News” with Indigo Girls, “Cotton Jenny” with Olivia Newton-John, “Could I Have This Dance” with Amy Grant, “Daydream Believer” with Nelly Furtado, “A Love Song” with k.d. lang, “Time Don’t Run Out On Me” with the song’s writer, Carole King, and more.
In 1979, Anne and Dusty Springfield each recorded the song “I Just Fall In Love Again.” Anne’s version became a hit single that garnered her Canada’s Juno Award for “Single of the Year” in 1980. Anne and Dusty remained friends until Dusty’s passing in 1999, and for Anne, releasing an album with this type of sisterly theme wouldn’t seem complete without Dusty’s inclusion. With the blessing of the Springfield family and estate, a new version pairing Dusty’s original with Anne’s newly recorded vocals is featured on the album.
Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends was produced by one of the most respected music producers in the world, Phil Ramone (Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel), who counts 14 Grammy Awards and 32 Grammy nominations among his many honors. Together, Anne and Phil decided they would treat the songs on their own terms and not adhere rigidly to the arrangements of Anne’s classic versions. While Anne had designs on how she imagined the arrangements, she gave Phil free rein to rework the songs.
“We approached the sessions as if we were just handed these songs and told to make this record,” explains Ramone. “While arrangements were changed, there are also licks on some songs that I didn’t mess with. We stayed true to the song.”
Working with Anne for the first time, Ramone adds, was an easy task. “What I love about Anne is there are no words minced about whatever she feels,” he says. “This is not a person you have to think, ‘Will she tell me the truth?’ When we met for a few hours in Michigan before we started, we agreed we wanted to bring some daring ideas and some freshness to this album.”
“I said to Phil,” joked Anne, “The only reason I asked you was that I’m the only singer left that you haven’t worked with!”
“I’ve done duets throughout my career,” Anne says. “I did duets when I started out on (CBC Television’s) ‘Singalong Jubilee.’ I did a duets album in 1971 with Glen Campbell. Growing up I did lot of group singing at school and sang with my brothers. I’ve always loved singing harmony.”
Since releasing her debut album in 1967, Anne Murray has been honored with a spectacular number of awards. She is the proud recipient of four Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, three Canadian Country Music Association Awards and twenty-four Juno Awards. Anne has also been honored with the Legacy Award from the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2006), the East Coast Music Association Directors’ Special Achievement Award (2001), induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (2002), and induction into the Juno Hall of Fame (1993).


Jack Scott's Greatset Hits
Jack Scott (Giovanni Sacfone Jr) was born January 24, 1936 in Windsor Ontario, Canada, and raised in Detroit, an Italian hillbilly who worshipped Hank Williams, and became a rock and roll star. His first album, entitled Jack Scott. One of the first album recorded in stereo, it contained a mixture of rockabilly and ballads of which 10 were Scott’s own compositions.
Recording for Carlton he came up with a rocking song about a friend in prison titled Leroy. The other side of the record was a sad ballad called My True Love.
Both songs were a smash in the Summer of 1958, the first going to #11 and the other as far as number 3 in Billboard’s and made the Top Ten in Britain.
He followed it with Geraldine backed by With Your Love, the latter of which was a minor hit, With Your Love made Number 28 in the US later that year, Goodbye Baby peaked at Number 8 early in 1959 and was followed by The Way I Walk, a Top Forty hit that Robert Gordon revived in 1978.
He followed it with Geraldine backed by With Your Love, the latter of which was a minor hit, and in early 1959 he returned to the top ten with Goodbye Baby and had another success with The Way I Walk before leaving the Carlton label.
Scott transferred to the new Top Rank label in 1959 and scored another huge success in the New Year with “What In The World’s Come Over You.” The song gave Scott his second gold disc, reaching Number 5 in the USA and Number 6 in the UK. Further successes followedburning bridges (Number 3), Cool Water”/”It Only Happened Yesterday” but Scott was by then being steered towards a mainstream country boy.

Jimmy Clanton (born September 2, 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American singer who became known as the "swamp pop R&B teenage idol". His band recorded a hit song "Just A Dream" which Clanton had written in 1958 for the Ace Records label. It reached number four on the Billboard chart and sold a million copies. Clanton performed on Dick Clark's American Bandstand and toured with popular artists like Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Platters.
Clanton formed his first band called the Rockets in 1956 while attending Baton Rouge High School.
One of the few white singers to come out of the New Orleans R&B/rock & roll sound, he rode the crest of the popular teen music wave in the 1950s and 1960s. His records charted in the top 40 seven times (all released on Ace); his Top 10 records were: the doo-wop song "Just a Dream," (Pop #4, R&B #1 in August 1958, credited to 'Jimmy Clanton and His Rockets'), "Go Jimmy Go" (peaked at number five in late 1959) and "Venus in Blue Jeans" (written by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller). In early 1961, Clanton was drafted and spent the next two years in the U.S. Army, continuing to have chart successes with "Don't Look at Me" and "Because I Do." His next major hit, "Venus in Blue Jeans," peaked at number seven in mid-1962.
Clanton starred in a rock and roll movie produced by Alan Freed called Go Johnny Go, and later starred in Teenage Millionaire, with music arranged and produced by Dr. John and arranger/trumpeter Charlie Miller. During the late 1950s and early 1960s Clanton was managed by Cosimo Matassa, the New Orleans recording studio owner and engineer. In May 1960, Ace Records announced in Billboard that Philadelphia had proclaimed the week of May 16 to be "Jimmy Clanton Week."


Guy Mitchell (February 27, 1927 - July 1, 1999) was born Albert George Cernik, son of immigrants from Croatia, in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 11, he was signed by Warner Brothers Pictures, to be groomed as a child star, and he also performed on the radio on Station KFWB in Los Angeles, California. After leaving school, he worked as a saddlemaker, but supplemented his income by singing whenever he could. At this point in his life, Dude Martin, who had a country music broadcast in San Francisco, noticed him and hired him to perform with his band. He served in the United States Navy for two years, and after leaving the service became a singer with Carmen Cavallaro’s big band. In 1947 he made some recordings for Decca with Cavallaro’s band, but had to leave due to a case of food poisoning. He eventually went to New York City, and made several records for King Records under the name Al Grant. He won on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts radio show during this time.
Mitch Miller, who was in charge of talent at Columbia Records, noted Cernik in 1950, and he joined Columbia and got his new stage name at Miller’s urging: Miller is supposed to have said, “my name is ‘Mitchell’ and you seem a nice ‘guy’, so we’ll call you Guy Mitchell.”
In the 1950s and 1960s he acted in movies as well as singing. He did movies with Teresa Brewer and Rosemary Clooney. In 1957 he had his own television show.


Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.) is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist, as well as an early pioneer of rock and roll music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the rockabilly Hall of Fame. His nickname is The Killer.
Like Elvis Presley, he was raised singing the Christian gospel music of integrated southern Pentecostal churches. In 1950 he attended Southwestern Bible Institute in Texas but was expelled for misconduct, including playing rock and roll versions of hymns in church. Pearry Green (then president of the student body) related how during a talent show Jerry played some worldly music. The next morning the Dean of the school called both Jerry and Pearry into his office to expel them both. Jerry then said that Pearry shouldn’t be expelled because “he didn’t know what I was going to do.” Years later Pearry asked Jerry: “Are you still playing the devil’s music?” Jerry replied, “Yes, I am. But you know it’s strange, the same music that they kicked me out of school for is the same kind of music they play in their churches today. The difference is, I know I am playing for the devil and they don’t.”


Johnny Ace
Birth: Jun. 9, 1929
Death: Dec. 25, 1954
Musician. Born John Marshall Alexander, he began his career in 1952 when he signed on as a member of the "Beale Streeters" on the Duke Record Label; a label owned by disc jockey David Mattis. He worked with such musicians as The Flying Aces, Cathy Lemons, Anton Fig, Witon Felder, Henry Boozier, Bobby Forte, David Spinozza, Dean Parks, Hugh McCracken, B.B. King, Bobby Bland, Earl Forest, and The Johnny Otis Orchestra, and recorded the hit songs "Cross My Heart," "Please Forgive Me," "The Clock," "Yes, Baby." and "Never Let Me Go". On Christmas Day 1954, his life was cut tragically short when he shot himself in the head accidentally (some accounts say he was playing Russian Roulette) at Houston's City Auditorium, in Houston, Texas. He was only 25 years old when he died.
Bigest hit Pledging my love.

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.) is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist, as well as an early pioneer of rock and roll music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the rockabilly Hall of Fame. His nickname is The Killer.
Like Elvis Presley, he was raised singing the Christian gospel music of integrated southern Pentecostal churches. In 1950 he attended Southwestern Bible Institute in Texas but was expelled for misconduct, including playing rock and roll versions of hymns in church. Pearry Green (then president of the student body) related how during a talent show Jerry played some worldly music. The next morning the Dean of the school called both Jerry and Pearry into his office to expel them both. Jerry then said that Pearry shouldn’t be expelled because “he didn’t know what I was going to do.” Years later Pearry asked Jerry: “Are you still playing the devil’s music?” Jerry replied, “Yes, I am. But you know it’s strange, the same music that they kicked me out of school for is the same kind of music they play in their churches today. The difference is, I know I am playing for the devil and they don’t.”


Deluxe edition includes eight bonus tracks. 2010 release from the Rock 'n' Roll legend. Mean Old Man was produced by Jim Keltner and Steve Bing in Memphis and LA, and features guest appearances from Solomon Burke, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Jo
While Lewis's Sun sessions between 1956 and 1963 are legendarily eclectic (everything from Stephen Foster to Hank Williams to a rewrite of the Midnighters' "Sexy Ways"), this single-disc distillation sticks mainly to rock and country veins.
The Complete Million Dollar Quartet
Fifty years after a 21-year-old Elvis Presley first shook the world comes a reissue of the famed Million Dollar Quartet recording, the off-the-cuff Sun Records jam session where Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash joined Presley for a loos
Jerry Lee Lewis: Live From Austin Texas
JERRY LEE LEWIS:LIVE FROM AUSTIN TEXA - DVD Movie
Last Man Standing - The Duets
How do you drum up interest in a Jerry Lee Lewis record, since the Ferriday Fireball is 71 and hasn't put out an album since 1996? First, you pair him with 22 of the biggest stars of rock (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards), country (Willie Nelson, Merle H

The Fabulous '50s ( Time/Life Your Hit Parade )
The fifties painted itself as the innocent years, until rock n roll arrived. Why did these kids of the 1950?s fall in love with rock n? roll music? The music that only identifies with teens and many parents were worried about this music. The kids didn?t want to hear pretty music anymore like Doris Day ?Que Sera, Sera? it was now rock n? roll it was Chuck Berry?s ?Maybellene?. This would be the first generation of teens that didn?t listen to the same music as their parents. It wasn?t like the forties when parents and teens enjoyed the music of Frank Sinatra. Rock n Roll music really begin in the forties, it was just a musical mixture of R& B, jump blues, Chicago blues, swing and country and western. This was what historians state now, but no one really claimed roll n? roll music until Bill Haley, Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry came on the music scene in the mid 50s. These are the three I feel that had a strong influence in Rock n? Roll.Best of classic oldies are here.Music of the 50s 60s and Pop.

Wilbert Harrison
Going To Kansas City
Birth:Jan. 5, 1929
Death:
Oct. 26, 1994
R&B Singer. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1929, his childhood was filled with country and gospel music. In 1950, just out of the army and living in Miami, Florida, Harrison began performing in a calypso-based style. In 1953 he was signed to the Rockin' Logo by Henry Stone, and released his debut song, "This Woman Of Mine" and "Letter Edged In Black" that same year. He moved to Newark, New Jersey, shortly after and began recording several sessions for the Savoy Record Label, after being discovered by producer Fred Mendelsohn. In 1959 he released his first big hit, "Kansas City" for Harlem businessman, Bobby Robinson. The song hit both the R&B and pop charts after its release on Fury Records. After the success of "Kansas City" his career slumped, releasing several non-hit songs for many labels including, Vest, Port, Doc, Neptune, and Constellation, until a 1969 comeback when he released, "Let's Stick Together." In 1971 he released his last hit, "My Heart Is Yours" that appeared on the SSS International Label. Harrison's other songs include, "My Love" "Girls On Parade" "Clementine" "My Babe" "Stagger Lee" "C.C. Rider" "New York's World Fair" and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along."


Rocking 50s top hit Oldies.Music of the 50s to Modern music.A nitch store for cd's mp3's top chart hits Artists of the 50s to 80s.Search box to find your favorate song, Reasonable prices.Elvis Presley the king.top chart hits,the 50's, the 60's,rock n roll rock roll,Rocking50s Country western music by Patsy Cline-Johnny Cash-George Jones-Guy Mitchell-Hank Williams- Hank Thompson- and many more.Chuck Berry, with "Maybellene" (1955, "Roll over Beethoven" 1956 "Rock and Roll Music" 1957 and "Johnny B. Goode" 1958 refined and developed the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, focusing on teen life and introducing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music. Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Johnny Horton, and Marty Robbins were Rockabilly musicians. Doo Wop was another popular genre at the time. Popular Doo Wop and Rock-n-Roll bands of the mid to late 1950s include The Platters, The Flamingos, The Dells, The Silhouettes, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Danny and the Juniors, and the Coasters.

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer, songwriter and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, nicknaming him "the Caruso of Rock
He died of a heart attack later that year, at the age of 52. One month later, his song "You Got It" (1989), co-written with Lynne and Petty, was released as a solo single and became his first to break the U.S. Top 10 in twenty-five years.

Fascinating Facts 1

Although it is often considered a Rock and Roll anthem, "My Generation" by The Who, only reached # 74 on the U.S. record chart.
At the end of the Beatles' song "A Day in the Life," an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, was recorded by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog.
Don Mclean's "American Pie" is the longest #1 hit in Rock history at 8 minutes and 32 seconds.
The first group to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame were The Coasters.
The first Gold Record ever presented was given to The Glen Miller Orchestra in 1942 for "Chattanooga Cho-Cho".
David Lee Roth's 1985 hit "Just A Gigolo", was originally recorded by jazz artist Ted Lewis in 1931.
Ringo Starr's first wife, Maureen Cox, later married Isaac Tigrett, one of the founders of the Hard Rock Cafe chain.
The first week of February could well be called "The week the music died" as all of these artists passed away.
1959 - Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash.
1960 - 20 year old Jesse Belvin, who scored a hit with "Goodnight, My Love", died in an auto accident.
1967 - Joe Meek, producer of the Tornadoes hit, "Telstar", killed himself.
1976 - Rudy Pompilli, sax player for Bill Haley's Comets, passes away.
1981 - Rock and Roll pioneer Bill Haley died of a heart attack at the age of 55.
1981 - Hugo Montenegro, who is best remembered for "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly", died of emphysema.
1983 - Karen Carpenter died of heart irregularities caused by anorexia nervosa, just short of her 33rd birthday.
1990 - Del Shannon died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
1998 - 51 year old Carl Wilson, lead guitarist of The Beach Boys, died of lung cancer.
1998 - Falco, who had a hit with "Rock Me Amadeus," is killed in a traffic accident.
In 1963, Johnny Cymbal scored a number sixteen hit with a song called "Mr. Bass Man". After several unsuccessful follow ups, he changed his stage name to "Derek" and re-appeared on the record charts in 1969 with the number eleven hit, "Cinnamon".
In 1965, Ted Nugent heard of a Detroit group who had just broken up called "Amboy Dukes" and started using the name for his new band. "The Amboy Dukes" was actually the name of a novel about gang members and their lifestyle. In later interviews, Nugent said that although many people have given him a copy of the book, he has never actually read it.
The Dave Clark Five's "Glad All Over" was billed by their US label as "the Mersey Sound with a Liverpool beat." In fact, the group came from London.
The first musical guest on TV's "Saturday Night Live" was Janis Ian.
Despite all of the hits that they've had, The Who have never had a number one record in the UK or the US.
More than 2,500 cover versions of The Beatles' "Yesterday" exist, making it the most recorded song in history.
Zager and Evans' 1969 hit, "In the Year 2525" was written in just 30 minutes, but spent 6 weeks on The Hot 100 and sold over 5 million copies.
The Electric Light Orchestra has had twenty Top 40 Hits, but have never had a number one record.

"In August 1983, a marathon celebrating the song "Louie, Louie" was held at KFJC Radio in Los Altos Hills, California. For 63 hours, the station played every known version of the song. At the time of the marathon, there were over 800 documented recordings of the tune. Since that point in time, the number of known recordings has at least doubled, with the last count somewhere around the 1,600 range."
Shock Rocker, Alice Cooper was once elected Homecoming Queen for the University Of Houston.
The Hollies song 'Carrie Anne' was written about Marianne Faithfull, who had a hit of her own with "As Tears Go By".
A one-string African guitar is called a "bo diddley". That’s where bluesman Ellas Bates got his stage name.
Petula Clark's hit, "This Is My Song" was written by movie actor Charlie Chaplin.
James Cobb and Dean Daughtry, members of The Classics IV, who had five Top 30 hits in the late 1960s, including "Spooky" and "Traces Of Love", went on to form The Atlanta Rhythm Section. They would have two Top 10 hits of their own with "So In To You" and "Imaginary Lover" in the mid '70s.
The Tornadoes' hit single "Telstar" was the first UK single to reach Number 1 in the USA on December 22, 1962. This was more than a year before the Fab Four made it to Number 1 in the USA with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" on February 1, 1964.
When Steve Winwood left the Spencer Davis Group in the summer of 1967, one of the rejected applicants to be auditioned was a young piano player named Reginald Dwight, who would later launch a solo career, re-naming himself, Elton John.
The first CD pressed in the United States for commercial release was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

 

UK TOP TEN HITS 1952 TO 1959

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