Continues: next week.
BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG…
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Rock Around The Clock
"Rock Around The Clock" marked a watershed in the evolution of rock music. When Bill Haley & His Comets reached #1 on the American chart in 1955, it marked the moment when the burgeoning genre was embraced by the mainstream. As the first rock 'n roll song to ever reach the top, it proved there was an eager young market for the thrilling new sound. Audiences flocked to record stores to purchase the revolutionary disc after hearing it in the film 'The Blackboard Jungle'.
Despite being so closely associated with the anthemic track, Haley's single was not the original version. That recording was cut by Sonny Dae And His Knights in 1954.
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’. You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at: