Month: April 2017

Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

April 30, 1957

Jailhouse_rockElvis Presley records the Leiber and Stoller song Jailhouse Rock as featured in his third motion picture of the same name. In the movie, Mike Stoller has a small role as a piano player. Jailhouse Rock is the first song to debut at #1 in the U.K.



Just a little bit

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

April 29, 1967

aretha-3Aretha Franklin releases Respect, which will become her signature tune and go on to win two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female.

A crowd of people turned away

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

April 21, 1967

beatles 5Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles complete the sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The final recordings are a short section of gibberish and noise to follow A Day in the Life in the run-out groove. They record assorted noises and voices, which engineer Geoff Emerick then cuts up and randomly re-assembles and edits backwards. At John Lennon’s suggestion, they also add a high-pitch 15-kilocycle whistle audible only to dogs. These are omitted from the U.S. version of the album.