August 1955 #1

 

📀Grammy Hall Of Fame Song

🎼Rolling Stone Magazine’s Greatest Songs…#130

📽 Movie…Born To Be Wild

 

Songwriters Jimmy DeKnight/Max Freedman

 

Band Name

Inspired by a popular mispronunciation of Halley’s Comet

 

Bill Haley/Danny Cedrone/Joey D’Ambrosio/Billy Williamson

Johnny Grande/Marshall Lytle/Billy Gussack/Dick Richards

 

😇Danny died (Heart Attack…He had fallen down a staircase and broke his neck) 1954 (24) 😇Bill H died (Heart Attack…The International Astronomical Union named an asteroid 79896 Billhaley to honor him 25 years after his death) 1981 (55)

😇Billy G died 1994 (74) 😇Billy W died 1996 (71) 😇Johnny died (Cancer-related causes…He survived major heart surgery in 1999) 2006 (76)

😇Marshall died (lung cancer) 2013 (79)

 

Highland Park Michigan

Did You Know?

“Rock Around The Clock’ was considered a major disappointment when it was first released…It was not until it was used under the opening credits of the film ‘Blackboard Jungle’ that the song truly took off