Music: Bill Haley & His Comets, Plus the First Rock Tune

Never heard of Bill Haley & His Comets? Go back to sleep, Mr. Magoo. This track, “Goofin’ Around” from 1956, features some nice guitar work by Franny Beecher on the black Les Paul I’ve heard he still has today.

And, just for fun, what’s called the first rock ‘n’ roll song (although that’s disputed), 1951’s “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston backed by Ike Turner’s Rhythm Kings band.

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