On this Day in Music History: March 23, 1956

On this Day in Music History: March 23, 1956

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Brought to you by Blackfire Research….On this day in 1956, The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, released his debut studio album, “Elvis Presley” by RCA Victor. It was the first Rock and Roll album to hit #1 on the Billboard charts, where it remained for 10 weeks. The album catapulted the rockabilly to superstardom, introducing a predominantly conservative US audience to a more provocative style of music, featuring the now classic covers of “Blue Suede Shoes,” and Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti.”

 

Throwback Thursday: Buddy Holly & The Crickets Go On The Ed Sullivan Show

Throwback Thursday: Buddy Holly & The Crickets Go On The Ed Sullivan Show

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59 years ago today, “Buddy Holly & the Crickets” made their debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing their rock and roll hits “That’ll be the Day” and “Peggy Sue,” which had been released earlier that year. This nationally televised concert marked the beginning of an intense touring schedule for the group, ultimately culminating in that fatal plane crash on February 3, 1959.