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Year to Remember: 1955

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

1955 was filled with landmark albums, classic songs – and the rise of rock ‘n’ roll. Will Friedwald, author of “A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers," joins us to talk about this "Year to Remember." 

Guests:

Will Friedwald

Comments [5]

love "mystery train"

"rock around the clock" has always sounded hokey as hell to me.

Jun. 07 2011 09:03 PM

If I'm not mistaken, Frank Sinatra's "In The Wee Small Hours" album from 1955 is considered groundbreaking as the first "concept album" ever recorded.

Jun. 07 2011 02:22 PM
Willie Wolf from Greenpoint

Let's not forget Perez Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White." Number 1 in April According to Wikipedia. Mambo was big then.

Jun. 07 2011 02:21 PM
Willie Wolf from Greenpoint

Let's not forget Perez Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White." Number 1 in April According to Wikipedia. Mambo was big then.

Jun. 07 2011 02:18 PM
zach from wpb

Charlie Parker died March 22, 1955

Jun. 07 2011 02:14 PM

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