Some rock historians believe that Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock",
recorded on April 12, 1954, was the first rock song, followed by "That's
All Right" by Elvis Presley, which was was recorded on July 5, 1954. Go
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock Bandstand 1960
Elvis Presley - That's All Right (Comeback Special '68):
On 11/3/2013 3:40 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:
Re "According to John Lennon, Cliff Richard's hit 'Move It',1958, was
the first authentic rock and roll song. According to John, "before
Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in
Yes, that's right - nothing worth listening to in the rock'n'roll
genre anyway. "Move It" is a neat song but it's crying out for someone
with more charisma than Cliff Richard to sell it.
The "Brand New Cadillac" song I linked to is closer in feel to a
genuine rock classic. I mentioned that Vince Taylor's decline into
drug paranoia (speed and LSD) was the model for David Bowie's
fictional rock star Ziggy Stardust. Bowie's album came out in 1972.
Here's Vince Taylor singing "Brand New Cadillac" in 1979. He carries
the song with a certaim amphetamine cool but you can see he's on the
highway to hell.