Steve Kline Ages of Rock
April 12, 1954
Bill Haley and His Comets record Rock Around the Clock at Pythian Temple studios in New York City. It is considered by many to be the song that put rock and roll on the map around the world. The song is used over the opening titles for the film Blackboard Jungle, and goes on to be a world-wide #1 and the biggest selling pop single, with sales over 25 million. The Bill Haley version actually is a cover. Written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers, Rock Around The Clock was first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights.