Takin’ my Rocket on a long, hot run

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


March 5, 1951

rocket-88Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm record Rocket 88 with producer Sam Phillips at his Memphis Recording Service. When the up-tempo combination of swing and jazz is released, it is credited to Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats and is said by many music historians to be the first true Rock ‘n’ Roll record.

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