Where Have all the 50s Rockers Gone?

There are some real classic oldies in this 3 minute video!!
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The MC at the beginning introducing Little Richard, is Alan Freed, the DJ who penned the phrase Rock N’ Roll?  He was involved in a Payola scandal (Receiving money to play certain records ) and was pretty well banned from radio and died at the age of 43 from Alcoholism.
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Little Richard, real name Richard Penniman, passed last year at the age of 87.
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Eddie Cochran was killed in a car crash in Chippenham, England on the way to London . Gene Vincent was injured in the crash, as well as Sharon Sheeley, Eddie’s fiancée. She was a songwriter, and she wrote Poor Little Fool for Ricky Nelson.
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Don Everly, the last of the Everly Brothers, just passed away this past August 21st. (2021) Their songs Wake Up Little Susie, All I have to Do Is Dream and Bye Bye Love, were written by country & western writers, husband and wife team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant.
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 Chuck Berry and his famous duckwalk. What a talent he was! He died a few years ago, at the age of 90. The music from his song Sweet Little Sixteen, was later covered by The Beach Boys for their song Surfin’ USA . Also, his biggest hit was My Ding Aling and that was written years earlier by Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino’s good friend and co writer. ( I have added Chuck Berry’s biggest hit Ding-A-Ling at the end of this post.)
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Bobby Helms was actually a country singer and is well known for his Xmas song, Jingle Bell Rock.  Buddy Holly’s real name is Charles Hardin Holley… yes Holley with an E in it. The song he is singing, Oh Boy, on the original has him clearing his throat while singing, and you can hear it.
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Fats Domino was 89 when he passed in 2017. He and a man named Dave Bartholomew co wrote many of Fat’s hits. Dave was also a record producer and passed in 2018 at the age of 100.
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Two good ol’ New Orleans Boys, Danny & The Juniors, had a great hit with their 1957 song At The Hop, and the next year released Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay, and unlike this song, they just kind of faded away!!!!
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That leaves only Jerry Lee Lewis left from our era. Jerry will turn 87 on September 29 of this year.
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I Hope you enjoy this little clip and history of some rock and rollers from our generation…followed by Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-A-Ling!”

 

 

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