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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.

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40 Popular Rock Songs, THREE Chords! ( Easy Guitar Lesson With Chord Chart ) by BobbyCrispy - YouTube

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from the Guardian

Bob Stanley's 10 best music histories

Little Richard and Bill Haley in 1956

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from The Telegraph

Rock Around the Clock: how Bill Haley's song became a hit

It is rather amusing to think that it was a middle-aged man who wrote the lyrics that stirred up a generation of teenagers in the Fifties.

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1950's rock and roll: This is cool! I'd love to be able to dance like that! :D

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Bill Haley and his Comets.

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AP658E - Bill Haley, Rock n Roll Concert Poster, 1950s (30x40cm Art Print)

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Here's a cartoon cover of Bill Haley and The Comets. They were among the prominent Rock n' Roll groups during the 1950s. Albums were among the new goods that teenagers were able to buy. Rock and Roll History. (n.d.). Salsa, tango, rock and roll, belly dance. Retrieved from http://www.esto.es/rock/english/history.htm

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