Tag Archives: Rock and Roll

BILL HALEY: Saddlemen and Comets

by Tony G. Marshall My first taste of the rock n’ roll music of Bill Haley and His Comets came via the original opening theme of the nostalgic American comedy series, “Happy Days” (1974 – 1984) namely “Rock Around The Clock” … Continue reading

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RICHARD, CHARLES & JILES: The Original Albums

The ‘triple’ Rock ‘n’ Roll tragedy that was eventually labelled “The Day The Music Died” encompasses the passing of a trio of pioneering greats who have been the subject of many “how much greater they could have been…” conversations around the world since … Continue reading

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VINYL: History of the 45 rpm Record

A History of the Gramophone Record The first records were on cylinders, the earliest of which were made by the inventor of the first ‘Phonograph’, Thomas Alva Edison in 1877. Attempts had been made of ‘recording’ sound much earlier than … Continue reading

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ELVIS PRESLEY: How he built rock ‘n’ roll on his self-titled debut | Record Bin | Nooga.com

By JOSHUA PICKARD  During the course of any reasonable discussion about the history of modern music, there are always going to be a few names that pop up again and again—Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Robert Johnson and Elvis Presley spring … Continue reading

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BILL HALEY – “Rock Around The Clock” | This Day In Music

The first Rock ‘n’ Roll star. Haley was one of the earliest acts to bring rock and roll to the attention of white America and the rest of the world. He sold over 60 million records during his career. As … Continue reading

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From the Magazine archive: BRIAN SETZER « Guitar Aficionado

In a career spanning more than four decades, Brian Setzer has made an indelible mark on rockabilly and big-band music. With his latest album, he’s now conquered instrumental music as well. By Chris Gill You won’t find many successful musicians forsaking … Continue reading

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STRAY CATS: Hot Rods, Harleys and Hormones…

With an everlasting eagerness to learn about, and listen to, those early ‘ringin’ rumbles’ of Rock ‘n’ Roll music as we know it, during the dawn of my early teenage years, was both a rapturous blast of discovery and a healthy part of … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin: Breaking down Communication – Part I…

Retrospectively, we always appear to relate certain shades of sixties pop culture to a type of ‘monochrome’ reflection. Having knowledge of the development of photographic and televisual images during this period can only slightly began to mix a little colour into these ‘colourless saturations’ of musings. It’s all relative … Continue reading

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