BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS CHARTED THE FIRST ROCK AND ROLL RECORD ON THE POP CHARTS ON MAY 5, 1953 WITH THEIR RECORDING OF…”CRAZY MAN CRAZY” ON THE ESSEX RECORD LABEL (321).  THE SINGLE RECORD CHARTED AT #12 ON THE BILLBOARD CHART WHERE IT REMAINED FOR 10 WEEKS.  THE FLIP-SIDE OF THE RECORD WAS…”WHATCHA GONNA DO”, IT DID NOT CHART.

BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS ALSO CHARTED THE FIRST #1 ROCK AND ROLL RECORD…WHEN THEIR RECORDING OF “ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK” CHARTED ON MAY 14, 1955…THE SINGLE ON DECCA (29124) HELD THE #1 SPOT FOR 8 WEEKS AND REMAINED ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHART FOR 24 WEEKS.  THE FLIP-SIDE…”THIRTEEN WOMEN” DID NOT CHART.

JOE TROIANO’S “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL” IS PROUD TO PRESENT THESE TWO LANDMARK RECORDINGS.  ROCK AND ROLL…THE EARLY YEARS.

Bill Haley and his Comets – Crazy Man Crazy – 1953

Bill Haley and his Comets – Rock Around The Clock – 1955

TILL THE NEXT TIME…JOE (JOE T.)

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