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"Rock Around the Clock"
"Rock Around the Clock" cover
Single by Bill Haley & His Comets
Released May 1954
Format 45
Recorded April 12, 1954
Genre Rock and Roll
Length 2:08 (but see "Length variations")
Label Decca Records
Writer(s) Max C. Freedman
James E. Myers (as Jimmy DeKnight)
Producer(s) Milt Gabler
Chart positions

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Bill Haley & His Comets singles chronology
Straight Jacket Rock Around the Clock Shake Rattle and Roll

"Rock Around the Clock" is a rock n' roll song from 1952, written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter under the pseudonym "Jimmy De Knight"). Although first recorded by Sonny Dae & the Knights, the more famous version by Bill Haley & His Comets is not, strictly speaking, a cover version, as Myers claimed the song had been written specifically for Haley, but for various reasons Haley was unable to record it himself until 1954. Although probably not the first rock and roll record (according to some musical historians, that honor belongs to Haley's cover version of the 1951 rhythm and blues hit, "Rocket 88"), it is the first recording to be universally acknowledged as a rock and roll record. It is considered by many to be the song that put rock and roll on the map in America and around the world. The lyrics were based on numerous blues tunes boasting of 24-hour-long romantic prowess (the term rock initially having had a sexual meaning), but in Haley's hands they took on a more innocent teenage atmosphere of dancing all night long. The original members of Bill Haley and His Comets, c. ... Shake, Rattle and Roll is a prototypical blues-form rock and roll song written by Jesse Stone (under his working name Charles Calhoun). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... See also: 1951 in music, other events of 1952, 1953 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Pierre Schaeffer publishes his A la recherche dune musique concrète (The Search for a Concrete Music), an explanation of his experimental approach to composing. ... James E. Myers (October 26, 1919 - May 9, 2001) was a songwriter who co-wrote and published Bill Haleys hit Rock Around the Clock among others. ... The original members of Bill Haley and His Comets, c. ... See also: 1953 in music, other events of 1954, 1955 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Frank Sinatra wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here To Eternity, 1953; resuscitating his singing career in the process Bing Crosby received a... There are many candidates for the title of the first rock and roll record. ... See also: 1950 in music, other events of 1951, 1952 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Johnnie Ray has his first hit record with Cry. ... Rhythm and blues (aka R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... Rocket 88 is a rhythm and blues song from 1951. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that typically follows a twelve-bar structure. ...


The original full title of the song was "We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock Tonight." This was later shortened to "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock," although other than the 1954 recording by Haley, most other recordings of this song shorten this title further to "Rock Around the Clock."

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False starts

Many sources indicate that "Rock Around the Clock" was written in 1953, however documents uncovered by historian Jim Dawson indicate it was in fact written in late 1952. The original arrangement of the song bore little resemblance to the version recorded by Haley and was in fact closer to a popular instrumental of the day called "Syncopated Clock".


The song was credited to Myers (as "Jimmy DeKnight") and Max C. Freedman although its exact authorship is disputed, with many feeling that Freedman wrote the song on his own. There were several earlier songs of the title "Rock Around the Clock" (by Hal Singer and Wally Mercer) but they are unrelated to the Freedman/Myers song. In addition, it is sometimes erroneously stated that "Rock Around the Clock" is copied from a late-1940s Big Joe Turner recording, "Around the Clock Blues". Aside from title similarity, however, the two songs bear little resemblance. There are many blues songs with the theme of partying or making love "round the clock" with various actions specified at various hours. Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr. ... The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that typically follows a twelve-bar structure. ...


According to the Haley biographies Bill Haley by John Swenson and Rock Around the Clock by Dawson, the song was offered to Haley in the wake of his first national success "Crazy Man, Crazy" in 1953. Haley and his Comets began performing the song on stage (Comets bass player Marshall Lytle and drummer Dick Richards say the first performances were in Wildwood, New Jersey), but Dave Miller, his producer, refused to allow Haley to record it for his Essex Records label (Swenson suggests a feud existed between Myers and Miller). Crazy Man, Crazy was the title of an early rock and roll song first recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets in April 1953. ... Marshall Lytle (b. ... Map of Cape May County Panorama of the Wildwood boardwalk, facing north Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Haley himself claimed to have taken the sheet music into the recording studio at least twice, with Miller ripping up the music each time. Nonetheless, rumors of a 1953 demo recording by Haley persist to this day, although surviving members of the Comets deny this, as did Haley himself (quoted in the Swenson biography); a late-1960s bootleg single of the Decca Records version of "Rock Around the Clock", with "Crazy Man, Crazy" on the B-side and carrying the Essex label, occasionally turns up for sale with the claim that it is the demo version. A bootleg recording (or simply bootleg or boot) is an audio and/or video recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist, or under other legal authority. ...


Myers next offered the song to Sonny Dae & His Knights, a novelty all-white musical group led by Italian-American Paschal Vennitti. The group's subsequent recording, on the Arcade Records label (owned by Haley's manager, Jack Howard), was a regional success, although it once again sounded very different from what Haley would later record. Logo of Sons of Italy, which is the largest Italian American fraternal organization in the United States. ... Hunters & Collectors, often referred to as the Hunnas by their fans, were an Australian rock band, formed in Melbourne in 1980. ...


Legendary recording session

After leaving Essex Records in the spring of 1954, Bill Haley signed with the then-important Decca Records label and the band's first recording session was set for 12 April 1954 at the Pythian Temple studios in New York City. The recording session almost didn't happen because the band was delayed when a ferry they were travelling on en route to New York from Philadelphia got stuck on a sandbar. Once at the studio, producer Milt Gabler (who had produced Louis Jordan's pre-Rock 'n' Roll, as well as Billie Holiday) insisted the band work on a new song (for them) entitled "Thirteen Women (and Only One Man in Town)" (previously written and recorded by Dickie Thompson) which Gabler wanted to promote as the A-side of the group's first single for Decca. It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Sand bars in the Mississippi River at Arkansas and Mississippi A bar is a linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. ... Milt Gabler (20 May 1911 - 20 July 2001) was a noted American record producer. ... Louis Jordan swinging on sax, Paramount Theatre, NYC, 1946 (Photo: William P. Gottlieb) Louis Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering African-American blues, jazz and rhythm & blues musician and songwriter who enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. ... Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later called Lady Day, was an American singer known equally for her difficult life and her emotive, poignant singing voice. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...


With only minutes left in the recording session, the band finally recorded a take of "Rock Around the Clock," however Haley's vocals were drowned out by the band. A second take was quickly made with minimal accompaniment and, with Sammy Davis, Jr. waiting outside the studio for his turn behind the microphone, the session ended. Decca engineers later combined the two versions together into one version. (Comets piano player Johnny Grande tells a slightly different version, claiming that the only reason a second take was recorded was because the drummer made an error.) This article is about the entertainer. ... A microphone, sometimes referred to as a mike or mic (both IPA pronunciation: ), is an acoustic to electric transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal. ... Johnny Grande was pianist for Bill Haley & His Comets from 1949-1963. ...


Over the years, many musicians have made the claim that they performed on the recording session for "Rock Around the Clock." This includes the song's co-writer, James E. Myers, who according to John Swenson's biography of Bill Haley, once claimed he had played drums on the piece, and also claimed to have been advising the sound mixer in the recording booth. According to the official record sheet from the session, however, the musicians on the famous recording are:

Gussak and Cedrone were not members of the Comets, but were session musicians Haley often used on his recording sessions. Cedrone's guitar solo, an adaptation of a "gimmick" solo he used on a number of previous recordings, including the Bill Haley version of "Rock the Joint" in 1952, is considered one of the classic rock and roll guitar solos of all time. In a 2005 retrospective on his uncle Milt Gabler's work (The Milt Gabler Story) Billy Crystal identifies Haley's 1954 recording of "Rock Around the Clock" as the single most important song Gabler ever produced. Bill Haley, with his band, the Comets, was one of the first rock and roll acts to tour the United Kingdom. ... Marshall Lytle (b. ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece like the clarinet. ... Billy Williamson was steel guitar player for Bill Haley and His Saddlemen and Bill Haley & His Comets from 1949-1963. ... A Dobro style resonator guitar Steel guitar, strictly speaking, refers to a method of playing using a metal slide (or steel) on a guitar played horizontally, with the strings uppermost. ... Johnny Grande was pianist for Bill Haley & His Comets from 1949-1963. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Album cover of The Best of Bill Haley and his Comets, showing Danny Cedrone, second row, third from right Danny Cedrone was a session guitarist who played with the band Bill Haley and his Comets. ... Left: Rosa Hurricane, a heavy metal-style solid body guitar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Billy Crystal (born Israel William Krisstalsterne on March 14, 1947 in Long Beach, New York) is a Jewish American actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director. ...


Slow road to classic hit status

As Gabler intended, "Rock Around the Clock" was first issued in the spring of 1954 as a B-side to "Thirteen Women (and Only One Man in Town)." While the song did make the American Billboard music charts (contrary to popular opinion that it was a flop), it was considered a commercial disappointment. It was not until 1955, when "Rock Around the Clock" was used under the opening credits of the film Blackboard Jungle, that the song truly took off. It was strong, simple, and loud, and you could dance to it. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 social commentary film about teachers in an inner-city school. ...


Many versions of the story behind how "Rock Around the Clock" was chosen for Blackboard Jungle circulated over the years. Recent research, however, reveals that the song was chosen from the collection of young Peter Ford, the son of Blackboard Jungle star Glenn Ford and dancer Eleanor Powell. The producers were looking for a song to represent the type of music the youth of 1955 was listening to, and the elder Ford borrowed several records from his son's collection, one of which was Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" and this was the song chosen. (See Rock Around the Clock by Jim Dawson) Glenn Ford in 1979 Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Glenn Ford (May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006) was an acclaimed Canadian-American actor from Hollywoods Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. ... Eleanor Powell, left, in Broadway Melody of 1938. ...


"Rock Around the Clock" became the first rock and roll recording to hit the top of the American record charts, a feat it repeated on charts around the world (see Rock Around the Clock by Jim Dawson). The song stayed at the top of the American charts for eight weeks.


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Haley would re-record "Rock Around the Clock" many times over the years, (even scoring a substantial hit with a version recorded for Sonet Records in 1968), but never recaptured the magic. In 1974, the original version of the song returned to the American charts when it was used as the theme for the movie American Graffiti and a re-recorded version by Haley was used as the opening theme for the TV series Happy Days. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... American Graffiti is a 1973 film directed by George Lucas. ... Happy Days was a popular American television sitcom that originally aired between 1974 and 1984 on the ABC television network. ...


During the 1970s Haley shortened his performances of "Rock Around the Clock", dropping one verse and the second instrumental break from most performances (despite criticism from audiences and music writers). However his last known recorded performance of the song, at a November 1979 command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, was a complete version. The Royal Variety Performance is a gala evening held in the United Kingdom once each year, usually in a theatre in Londons West End. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The...


Following Haley's death in February 1981, a number of major tributes involving "Rock Around the Clock" occurred. That fall, a TV special marking the 30th anniversary of American Bandstand saw an all-star "supergroup" perform the song (accompanied by 1950s-era footage of Haley and the Comets) In 1982, Haley's original recording was given the Grammy Hall of Fame Award. An excerpt from the recording was included in "Haley's Golden Medley", a hastily-compiled single in the "Stars on 45" mould which made the UK record charts in 1982. In 1989, Haley's original Decca recording was incorporated into the "dance mix" single "Swing the Mood", credited to Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers, but legal considerations forced the album version to substitute a patchwork of re-recordings from the 1950s and 1960s (in Haley's case, a 1968 version of "Rock Around the Clock" recorded for Sonet Records). Since "Swing the Mood" was still on the sales charts going into 1990, this means that Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" in one way or another appeared on UK or US sales charts in five consecutive decades. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall... Stars on 45 were a Dutch novelty pop act that was briefly very popular in the UK, Europe and the US in the very early 1980s. ... Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers were a novelty pop act who were the third band to have their first three releases go to number 1 on the UK singles chart, a feat they achieved between July and December 1989. ...


"Rock Around the Clock" is often cited as the biggest-selling vinyl rock and roll single of all time. The exact number of copies sold has never been audited, however a figure of at least 25 million was cited by the Guinness Book of World Records in its category "Phonograph records: Biggest Sellers" from the early 1970s until the 1990s when the advent of compact discs led to Guinness discontinuing the category; Guinness consistently listed "Rock Around the Clock" as having the highest claim of any pop music recording, coming second in sales only to Bing Crosby's 1942 recording of "White Christmas", which was also listed as having sold 25 million copies with a further estimated 100 million copies sold in other versions. Sales figures has high as 35 to 40 million have been cited in various reference books and by media, as have lower numbers in the 15-22 million range. A frequently used piece of promotion regarding the song is that it is said to be playing somewhere in the world every minute of the day. Some world record attempts are more unusual than others. ... CD re-directs here; see Cd for other meanings of CD. Image of a compact disc (pencil included for scale) A compact disc (or CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... White Christmas A white Christmas, to most people in the Northern Hemisphere, refers to snowy weather at Christmas, a phenomenon which is far more common in some countries than in others. ...


In tribute to the influence of the song and the movie that launched its popularity, the March 29, 2005 50th anniversary of the opening of Blackboard Jungle was celebrated by several large celebrations in the United States organized by promoter Martin Lewis under the blanket title "Rock Is Fifty".[1] Rock Is Fifty also hosted additional celebrations in Los Angeles in July, 2005 as part of a "Rock Around the Clock-a-Thon" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the song reaching the No. 1 spot on the American charts, as well as to observe what would have been Haley's 80 birthday. These events included numerous appearances and performances by surviving members of the original Comets, including the band's induction into the Rock Walk hall of fame, a performance at the Viper Room club on the Sunset Strip, and a special performance for employees of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to celebrate the success of the Deep Impact space probe; a special video of "Rock Around the Clock" was created to mark the occasion and was featured on NASA's website during July and August of 2005. March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Martin Lewis. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Guitar Center is a chain of musical instrument retailers, located throughout the United States. ... The Viper Room is a nightclub located along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States Government, responsible for that nations public space program. ... The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in Pasadena and La Cañada Flintridge, near Los Angeles, California, USA, builds and operates unmanned spacecraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Illustration of the Deep Impact space probe after impactor separation (artists conception) Deep Impact is a NASA space probe designed to study the composition of the interior of the comet Tempel 1. ...


A book on the history of the song, Rock Around the Clock: The Record That Started the Rock Revolution by Jim Dawson was released in July 2005 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the song reaching the No. 1 spot on the American charts. [1]


Length variation

Although originally released to vinyl at a running time of 2 minutes and 8 seconds, most digital/CD releases of the original 1954 recording clock in at 2:10. This is due to the inclusion of a "count-in" by one of the Comets (saying, "One...two") at the very start of the song. This was never included in the original single or album releases of the song. (All of Haley's subsequent studio rerecordings of the song run longer than 2:10 with the exception of the abbreviated version recorded for Happy Days.)


Albums

As Bill Haley's best-known recording, there have been dozens of compilation album releases over the years entitled Rock Around the Clock. The most notable of these compilations was the 1955 Decca Records album Rock Around the Clock (Decca DL 8225) which contained most of the tracks Haley recorded as singles for the label in 1954 and 1955.


Another notable album release entitled Rock Around the Clock was the 1970 Hallmark Records UK release Rock Around the Clock (SHM 668) which was the first British release of a 1968 album entitled Bill Haley's Biggest Hits which had been released in Sweden by Sonet Records. The album consisted of newly recorded renderings of Haley classics from the 1950s, along with some previously unrecorded songs. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


Trivia

  • In 1964, Bill Haley and His Comets recorded a sequel song entitled "Dance Around the Clock". Haley actually recorded this song on four occasions (a Spanish language version for Orfeon Records of Mexico City and an English version for the US label Newtown Records (both in 1964), a live version for Buddah Records recorded in New York in 1969 that was not released for 25 years, and once more in Nashville, Tennessee for the Swedish Sonet Records label in 1970). Despite these efforts, the song was not a commercial success.
  • "Rock Around the Clock" was featured in a scene in the 1978 film Superman: The Movie. It can be heard just before the scene in which Blackboard Jungle star Glenn Ford (as Jonathan Kent) gives instruction to teenaged Clark Kent (Jeff East) on the correct application of his powers. (However, when ABC broadcast the film on TV for the first time, they were unable to obtain the rights to "Rock Around the Clock" and it was replaced by another piece of music; the song remains in all subsequent VHS, DVD and television versions of the film.)
  • The song plays a notable role in the 1975 science fiction trilogy The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. It is "performed" in the book by a group called Clark Kent and His Supermen at key points in the story. Another character in the book, George Dorn, is said to have been inspired to become a counter-culture journalist after hearing the song.
  • This song popularized the phrase "one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go"

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Quotation

  • "No matter how bad a show might be going some night, I know that song will pull us through. It's my little piece of gold." -- Bill Haley

See also

Rock and roll anthem


References and sources

  1. ^ Gundersen, Edna (March 18, 2005). "Rock 'Clock' strikes 50". USA Today, p. E1.
  • Dawson, Jim. Rock Around the Clock: The Record that Started the Rock Revolution (Backbeat Books, 2005).
  • Frazer-Harrison, Alex. "Rock Around the Clock: A Tribute" (Rockabilly Hall of Fame website, 1999-2004).
  • Haley, John W. and John von Hoelle. Sound and Glory (Dyne-American, 1990).
  • Swenson, John. Bill Haley (Star Books, 1982).

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