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UK rock'n'roll fans reading Melody Maker are horrified to find jazz big band leader Vic Lewis condemning their favourite music as "pop rot from the jungle of American entertainment. It's time we stop these insults to teenagers. Are the stars of the future to be drawn exclusively from the ranks of these three-chord guitar bashers and bawlers of gibberish?"
Brenda Lee releases her new single, Papa Noel/Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, on Decca Records in the USA. The b-side will become a huge hit on re-issue two years later.
Brenda Lee releases her new single, Papa Noel/Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, on Decca Records in the USA. The b-side will become a huge hit on re-issue two years later.
Brenda Lee releases her new single, Papa Noel/Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, on Decca Records in the USA. The b-side will become a huge hit on re-issue two years later.
Rockabilly combo Billy Lee Riley And The Little Green Men record Wouldn't You Know for Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
UK rock fans reading Melody Maker are horrified to find jazz big band leader Vic Lewis condemning their favourite music as "pop rot from the jungle of American entertainment." Lewis goes on to declare, "It's time we stop these insults to teenagers. Are the stars of the future to be drawn exclusively from the ranks of these three-chord guitar bashers and bawlers of gibberish?"
Guy Mitchell records Guilty Heart, Half As Much and Pride O'Dixie for Columbia Records in New York City, USA, accompanied by Richard Hayman's Orchestra and Chorus.