Since the World's been Turning

Episode 38 - Rock around the clock

January 27, 2022 NZpodz Episode 39
Since the World's been Turning
Episode 38 - Rock around the clock
Show Notes

 On today’s episode we discuss the biggest hit of the 1950s - Rock around the Clock, a song that drove young audiences wild and sparked a musical revolution. We also take a look at the band who made the tune so successful, Bill Haley and His Comets, and their astronomical rise to stardom. Bill was originally a country and western singer, but wanted to make songs that appealed to everyone - and began mixing it up! Fame did not always bring him happiness, but today he’s rightfully recognised as one of the pioneers of rock and roll.