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1954 – Bill Haley records “Rock Around the Clock” at Pythian Temple studios in New York City. It is considered by many to be the version of the song that put rock and roll on the map around the world. The song is used over the opening titles for the film Blackboard Jungle and goes on to be a worldwide #1 & the biggest selling pop single with sales over 25 million.
1958 – Elvis Presley is sworn in as a private in the US Army. At 6.35 am, Elvis reports to the Memphis draft board. From there Presley and twelve other recruits are taken by bus to Kennedy Veterans Memorial Hospital where the singer was assigned the serial number 53310761.
1955 – Bo Diddley records “Bo Diddley” during his first session at Universal Recording Studio in Chicago.
Ms. Lauryn Hill channeled her inner Nina Simone last night on the Tonight Show with a hypnotic cover of Simone’s “Feeling Good.” Watch. Continue reading →
World Cafe Live welcomes “A Tribute to Lou Reed” in celebration of the life and music of the late, great Lou Reed. A huge array of bands – from Pete Donnelly to Weekender to Levee Drivers – will perform at the event, and proceeds go to MANNA, a non-profit organization that provides hope and nutrition to Philadelphians battling life-threatening illnesses. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to Philabundance. Find tickets and more information here. Watch Lou Reed perform “Sweet Jane” below.