July 9, 1955. "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley His Comets hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart, signaling the beginning of the rock era. It stayed there for 8 weeks.
music hits of the 50s
Marilyn McCoo sings Wedding Bell Blues
Love Me Tomorrow - Chicago
JUKEBOX: 25 Unforgettable Rock Hits from the '50s | Art - BabaMail
She's like the Wind - Patrick Swayze
Oldies But Goodies - Good Guys // Time 8:37, Cars and Trucks (with 50s music)
Best Songs Of Brenda Lee (Full Album) || Brenda Lee's Greatest Hits - YouTube
Ray Charles - I got a woman - (Live) (on the TV show Shindig?) c. 1954 or thereafter His first "soul music" hit.