Saturday, March 22, 2008

Rocket 88

Rocket 88, recorded at Sun Studio in March of 1951, is widely credited as being the first rock and roll song in recorded music history. The song was released by "Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats." However, the Delta Cats were actually led by Ike Turner, who played piano on the recording and according to reports was the real driving force behind the band and song.

Rocket 88 hit #1 in June of 1951 and stayed at the top of the charts for more five weeks.

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