THIS DAY IN 1954: ROCK N' ROLL IS BORN AS "ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK" IS RECORDED

This day in 1954: Rock N’ Roll is born as “Rock Around The Clock” is recorded

This day in 1954 – Bill Haley recorded ‘Rock Around the Clock’ at Pythian Temple studios in New York City. Considered by many to be the song that put rock and roll on the map around the world. The song was used over the opening titles for the film ‘Blackboard Jungle’, and went on to be a world-wide No.1 and the biggest selling pop single with sales over 25 million. Written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers, ‘Rock Around The Clock’ was first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights.

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