Rock and Roll Timeline

Timeline created by lpbartels
In Music
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    1954-1959

  • Big Joe Turner release "Shake, Rattle and Roll"

    Big Joe Turner release "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
    Big Joe Turner releases 'Shake Rattle and Roll" a popular 12 bar melody rock and roll song.
  • "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets was released

    "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets was released
    This song was very popular with the rebellious youth of the fifties
  • Elvis Presley releases first ever single "Thats all Right with Me"

    Elvis Presley releases first ever single "Thats all Right with Me"
    Elvis Presley releases first ever single names " Thats all Right with me" produced by Sun Records.
  • Johnny Ace dies from accidental shooting

    Johnny Ace dies from accidental shooting
    A big star of rock and roll , Johnny Ace accidently shoots himself backstage at a concert at Christmas.
  • Carl Perkins releases "Blue Suede Shoes"

    Carl Perkins releases "Blue Suede Shoes"
    The 12 bar melody "Blue Suede Shoes" is released by musician Carl Perkins and included not only rock but blues, pop and country music in one
  • Johnny Cash releases "I Walk the Line"

    Johnny Cash releases  "I Walk the Line"
    The famous Johnny cash releases the iconic rock and roll song "I Walk the Line"
  • Kay Starr releases "Rock and Roll Waltz"

    Kay Starr releases "Rock and Roll Waltz"
    Singer Kay Starrs appeals to the adults releasing the popular "Rock and Roll Waltz"
  • The stroll dance is linked to rock and roll

    The stroll dance is linked to rock and roll
  • Jerry Lee Lewis release the hit song "Whole Lotta Shaking Going On"

    Jerry Lee Lewis release the hit song "Whole Lotta Shaking Going On"
    Pianist and singer Jerry Lee Lewis releases the popular rockabilly song "Whole Lotta Shaking Going On" was relased
  • Jerry Lee Lewis is found to have married his second cousin Myra

    Jerry Lee Lewis is found to have married his second cousin Myra
    Singer and pianist Jerry Lee Lewis' English tour is cut short after the news that he had married his 13 yr old second cousin spreads.
  • Three rock and roll greats die in plane crash

    Three rock and roll greats die in plane crash
    On this day Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Jiles Perry Richardson ( The big bopper) all die in the same plane crash near Clear Lake Iowa.
  • Elvis is sworn into the army

    Elvis is sworn into the army
    Elvis joins up for the army and gives up his music career to fight in the Vietnam War