05/10/2012

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (studio versions by Bill Haley)

10 May 1954 & 28 May 1955 (DECCA 9-29124) - January 1960: on the LP Bill Haley and His Comets (WB WS 1378) ["sans sax" version] - México, Orfeón 1429, 1964; (DIMSA DML 8381, 1966, "clapping hands" version) [CD The Magic Collection/Telesonic Holland/ARC records MEC 949078, UK, 1983] January 1966: Bill Haley y sus Cometas (song aka Al Compás Del Reloj not to be confounded with another Bill's song dating from 1961 - Sonet, Sweden, September 1968 (Biggest Hits (re-recorded), Grand Prix GP-9945/UK pickwick records 1968 and March 1976 - re-recorded again (and only released round two years ago) as the opening theme from the T.V. series Happy Days in 1974 and 1975.***RATC re-charts in UK at #12 and in US at #39, both in April 1974.

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ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK anniversaries II (28/05/2008 + 28/10/2008)

RATC Danny Cedrone's solo guitar was inspired by Les Paul's guitar playing on "How High The Noon" [Capitol 1451, March/April 1951, US R&B #2, US pop #1 (for 9 weeks] identical to the one Cedrone played on "Rock The Joint" in 1952.***Celentano recorded a medley of Frankie Laine's "A Woman In Love" mixed with an exerpt of RATC which reached the Italian chart at #10 in 1977.***German Brunswick single was released in 1955 [#1 on June 30, 1956 for 4 weeks].***The RATC cover song featured on the double LP The Great Rock'N'Roll Swindle was sung by Ten Pole/Tenpole Tudor [The Sex Pistols backing] (Virgin 300 279-240, 1979). Also available on cassette 500 279-422.***Freddy Cannon failed to chart in 1968.***The Wild Angels, LP Live At The Revolution, B&C BCM 101, UK, 1970.***Also recorded by German-English band The Air Mail (EUROPA E486, 1972), The Hiltonaires (Sonic 9059, Germany, 1972; Rock House, cond. by Allan Caddy Orchestra (LP Rockin' With Rock House, Pronit SXL 1021), Poland, 1974; The Jokers (Arcade LP 105, Belgium, 1966); The Flying Saucers, Japanese CBS, 1977, The Evans Sisters, Canada, 1955, Marino Marini e il suo sestetto, Durium, Italy, June 1957; Vic Sabrino with Red Perksey and his orchestra, Pacific, Australia, 1955; Ricky King (LP Rock'n'Roll Party, EPIC 26158 [gtr instr.]), Germany, 1984; Burt Blanca (alias Norbert Blancke): at least four times (1965, 1970, 1974/live, 1994); Belgian group Telex comprising RTBF radio dj Marc Moulin, Dan Lacksman... RKM, 1979; Phil Decca (!), mid-50s or later...some ratc cover songs,rock around the clock,how high the noon,the air mail,danny cedrone  r i p,telex from belgium,the evans sisters - ratc - 1955,rock housesome ratc cover songs,rock around the clock,how high the noon,the air mail,danny cedrone  r i p,telex from belgium,the evans sisters - ratc - 1955,rock housesome ratc cover songs,rock around the clock,how high the noon,the air mail,danny cedrone  r i p,telex from belgium,the evans sisters - ratc - 1955,rock housesome ratc cover songs,rock around the clock,how high the noon,the air mail,danny cedrone  r i p,telex from belgium,the evans sisters - ratc - 1955,rock housesome ratc cover songs,rock around the clock,how high the noon,the air mail,danny cedrone  r i p,telex from belgium,the evans sisters - ratc - 1955,rock house