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April 12 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:25 pm


Hi folks,

I just couldn't let today, the birthday of rock 'n roll, pass by without recognizing it. It was on this date in 1954 that Bill Haley and his Comets recorded "Rock Around the Clock" for Decca Records. It was the B-side of "thirteen women" and sold 25 million copies, staying at #1 for 8 weeks. Lots of other stuff here:

Bill Haley inducted into the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame

The Ellis Paul connection? Why, Bill Haley and Ellis Paul both write songs containing the word rattle in the title, of course! :D

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