Bill Haley & His Comets was an American Rock&Roll band founded in 1952 that continued playing until Haley's death in 1981.
Bill Haley & His Comets had the biggest-selling single of the decade with "Rock Around the Clock". Doris Day had two number-one singles in the 1950s, one of which, "Secret Love", was the best-selling record of 1954. Cliff Richard achieved his first two number-one singles in the latter half of 1959. Artists Frankie Laine, Guy Mitchell and Elvis Presley were the most successful acts of the decade in terms of number-one singles, each having four singles reach the top of the chart. In total, Laine spent 32 weeks occupying the top of chart in the 1950s; the next highest was Presley who spent a total of 18 weeks at number.
Through the Years" is a song written by Steve Dorff and Marty Panzer, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. Through the Years" reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1982, remaining in the Top 40 for eleven weeks and went to number one on the adult contemporary chart, becoming Rogers' fifth single to top this chart. The song peaked at number five on the country chart.
Music of the United Kingdom began to develop in the 1950s; from largely insular and derivative forms to become one of the leading centres of popular music in the modern world. By 1950 indigenous forms of British popular music, including folk music, brass and silver bands, music hall and dance bands, were already giving way to the influence of American forms of music including jazz, swing and traditional pop, mediated through film and records.
This article is about the US number-one songs chart from 1950–1958. Billboard number-one singles charts preceding the Billboard Hot 100 were updated weekly by Billboard magazine and the leading indicator of popular music for the American music industry since 1940 and until the Billboard Hot 100 chart was established in 1958. Before the Billboard Hot 100 chart was established in August 1958, Billboard used to publish several weekly charts
The Bill Evans Album is an album by the jazz pianist Bill Evans, released in 1971. At the Grammy Awards of 1972, The Bill Evans Album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo and the Best Jazz Performance by a Group awards. The Bill Evans Memorial Library states it is the first recording in which Evans used a Fender Rhodes piano. The Bill Evans Album was reissued with three bonus alternative tracks by Sony in 2005. All songs by Bill Evans except where noted.
During the few years when high-octane rock & roll ruled unchecked, the possibilities seemed limitless. The younger generation of C&W fans were also listening and dancing to black music, and as a result white country musicians were encouraged to record R&B songs and play with a heavier, emphatically rocking beat. Meanwhile, many blacks growing up in isolated pockets of the rural South listened to and were influenced by the country music on radio programs like the Grand Ole Opry, from Nashville. The runaway success of Bill Haley and the Comets following the use of their Rock Around the Clock in a key sequence of the 1955 juvenile-delinquent movie The Blackboard Jungle was a clear signal that R&B and C&W (Haley’s Comets were a former C&W band recording R&B tunes in a style resembling Louis Jordan’s) weren’t.
The song peaked at on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, remaining in the Top 40 for eleven weeks. It also reached on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, and topped Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks in March of 1982. Through the Years" Track Info. Written By Marty Panzer & Steve Dorff. Release Date December 14, 1981.
A ten part series guiding listeners through the history of dance music, decade by decade - all the way from ragtime in the first decade of the 20th century right through to the fin de siècle's microhouse. Comprehensive dancefloor scholarship from 20 Jazz Funk Greats blogger David McNamee. A ten part series guiding listeners through the history of dance music, decade by decade - all the way from ragtime in the first decade of the 20th century right through to the fin de siècle's microhouse.
|A1||Oh Mein Papa|
|A2||Never Be Anyone Else But You|
|A3||'Til I Waltz Again With You|
|A4||It's All In The Game|
|A5||(I Left My Heart) In San Francisco|
|A6||The Party's Over|
|B4||This Could Be The Start Of Something|
|B5||A White Sports Coat|
|B6||Are You Mine?|
|B7||Finds Ain't Wot They Used T'Be|
|B9||Fish 'N' Chips|
Jazz / Latin