Rock and Roll October 21
October 20, 2016 3:19pm CST
1957 – Elvis Presley scores big with his hit “Jailhouse Rock”. This song topped the Billboard chart. Years later it was listed at number 67 on the Rolling Stone magazine list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It was also named as on od The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. 1958 – For the very last time Buddy Holly recorded at the Pythian Temple Studios in New York City. The songs taped were “It Doesn’t Matter Any More”, “Raining In My Heart”, “Moondreams” and “True Love Ways”. Holly died the following year on February 3, 1959 in a plane crash. 1967 – Lulu has a number one hit in the U.S. “To Sir With Love”. 1972 – Chuck Berry has a memorable and unbelievable first U.S. number one hit with “My Ding-a-Ling”. This is a silly novelty song and it also wound up on the top of the U.K. chart. To amuse you I have included this song. 1975 – Elton John get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1982 – Boy George and the Culture Club have a number one hit on the U.K. chart with “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”. It reached number two in the U.S. 1997 – The Guinness Book of Records makes the announcement that Elton John’s song “Candle In The Wind” (for Princess Diana) has become the biggest selling single record of all time in the U.S. and the U.K. After it was released the record made 31.8 million sales in the first 40 days. http://www.classicbands.com/day/october%2021.html
This is the original studio version of Chuck Berry's version of the song entitled My Ding-A-Ling which can found on the album Back Home (2010 Japanese exclus...
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