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Listen To Some Fantastic Fifties Music

A guide by Michael King "Mike" (Taunton, MA United States)

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In the fifties, Elvis Presley became the King of Rock & Roll. His first single for RCA Records, "Heartbreak Hotel," went to number one on March 10, 1956. Elvis had twelve more number one singles in the fifties, the last one being "A Big Hunk O' Love," which hit number one on July 13, 1959.
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Bill Haley - "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" (#1 in 1955)
Best Of Bill Haley & His Comets: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection


Chuck Berry - "Rock & Roll Music" (#8 in 1957)
Chuck Berry: Definitive Collection


Little Richard - "Long Tall Sally" (#6 in 1956)
The Essential Little Richard (Remastered)


Fats Domino - "Blueberry Hill" (#2 in 1956)
Greatest Hits: Walking To New Orleans


Ray Charles - "I've Got A Woman" (#1 R&B chart in 1955)
Ray Charles (aka Hallelujah I Love Her So) (US Release)


Jerry Lee Lewis - "Great Balls Of Fire" (#2 in 1957)
The Definitive Collection


Roy Orbison - "Ooby Dooby" (#59 in 1956)
The Essential Roy Orbison


The Everly Brothers - "Bye Bye Love" (#2 in 1957)
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Ricky Nelson - "Poor Little Fool" (#1 in 1958)
Greatest Hits - Ricky Nelson (Remastered Edition)


Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" (#2 in 1956)
Essential Sun Collection


Bobby Darin - "Mack The Knife" (#1 in 1959)
The Ultimate Bobby Darin (US Release)


Dion & The Belmonts - "A Teenager In Love" (#5 in 1959)
Dion & Belmonts - Greatest Hits


Sam Cooke - "You Send Me" (#1 in 1957)
Portrait of a Legend


Buddy Holly - "That'll Be The Day" (#1 in 1957)
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Buddy Holly


Gene Vincent - "Be-Bop-A-Lula" (#7 in 1956)
Very Best of


Eddie Cochran - "Summertime Blues" (#8 in 1958)
The Complete 1950's Masters Eddie Cochran


Ritchie Valens - "La Bamba" (#22 in 1959)
The Complete Ritchie Valens - Donna, La Bamba And The Original 3 Albums [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED]


The Big Bopper - "Chantilly Lace" (#6 in 1958)
Best of


The Coasters - "Yakety Yak" (#1 in 1958)
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The Drifters - "There Goes My Baby" (#2 in 1959)
The Very Best of The Drifters


Bo Diddley - "Who Do You Love?"
Definitive Collection


The Platters - "The Great Pretender" (#1 in 1955)
All-Time Greatest Hits


Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (#6 in 1956)
The Very Best Of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers


The Penguins - "Earth Angel" (#8 in 1954)
Earth Angel - 1954-1960


The Diamonds - "Little Darlin'" (#2 in 1957)
Little Darlin': 25 Golden Hits


Little Anthony & The Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow" (#4 in 1958)
Little Anthony & the Imperials - 25 Greatest Hits


The Skyliners - "Since I Don't Have You" (#12 in 1959)
The Skyliners - The Greatest Hits


Duane Eddy - "Rebel Rouser" (#6 in 1958)
Twang Thang: The Duane Eddy Anthology


Link Wray - "Rumble" (#16 in 1958)
Rumble! The Best of Link Wray


The Champs - "Tequila" (#1 in 1958)
Tequila: Very Best of the Champs


Santo and Johnny - "Sleep Walk" (#1 in 1959)
The Best Of Santo & Johnny


The Five Satins - "In The Still Of The Night" (#24 in 1956)
For Collectors Only


The Del Vikings - "Come Go With Me" (#4 in 1957)
The Best of... 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection


The Cadillacs - "Speedoo" (#17 in 1956)
Best of The Cadillacs


The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You" (#11 in 1959)
I Only Have Eyes for You


The Monotones - "Book Of Love" (#5 in 1958)
Book of Love


Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon - "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" (#3 in 1959)
Best of Freddy Cannon


Johnny Otis - "Willie And The Hand Jive" (#9 in 1958)
Hand Jive


Bobby Day - "Rockin' Robin" (#2 in 1958)
Rockin' Robin


Neil Sedaka - "Oh! Carol" (#9 in 1959)
The Definitive Collection


Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange" (#11 in 1957)
Love Is Strange


Shirley & Lee - "Let The Good Times Roll" (#20 in 1956)
Aladdin '52-'59:Let The Good Times Roll


LaVern Baker - "Jim Dandy" (#17 in 1956)
LaVern Baker


The Crests - "16 Candles" (#2 in 1958)
For Collectors Only


The Fleetwoods - "Come Softly To Me" (#1 in 1959)
Come Softly To Me - All Their Biggest Hits & 4 Complete Albums 1959 - 1961


Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put A Spell On You"
I Put A Spell On You - The Best Of


Ronnie Hawkins - "Mary Lou" (#26 in 1959)
Ronnie Hawkins / Mr Dynamo


Bobby Helms - "Jingle Bell Rock" (#6 in 1957)
The Best Of Bobby Helms


Danny & The Juniors - "ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY" (#19 in 1958)
Rockin' With...

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Bill Haley - "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" (#1 in 1955)
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Chuck Berry - "Rock & Roll Music" (#8 in 1957)
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Little Richard - "Long Tall Sally" (#6 in 1956)
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Fats Domino - "Blueberry Hill" (#2 in 1956)
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Ray Charles - "I've Got A Woman" (#1 R&B chart in 1955)
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Jerry Lee Lewis - "Great Balls Of Fire" (#2 in 1957)
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Roy Orbison - "Ooby Dooby" (#59 in 1956)
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The Everly Brothers - "Bye Bye Love" (#2 in 1957)
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Ricky Nelson - "Poor Little Fool" (#1 in 1958)
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Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" (#2 in 1956)
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Bobby Darin - "Mack The Knife" (#1 in 1959)
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Dion & The Belmonts - "A Teenager In Love" (#5 in 1959)
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Sam Cooke - "You Send Me" (#1 in 1957)
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Buddy Holly - "That'll Be The Day" (#1 in 1957)
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Gene Vincent - "Be-Bop-A-Lula" (#7 in 1956)
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Eddie Cochran - "Summertime Blues" (#8 in 1958)
17.  The Complete 1950's Masters Eddie Cochran  by Eddie Cochran
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Ritchie Valens - "La Bamba" (#22 in 1959)
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The Big Bopper - "Chantilly Lace" (#6 in 1958)
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The Coasters - "Yakety Yak" (#1 in 1958)
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The Drifters - "There Goes My Baby" (#2 in 1959)
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Bo Diddley - "Who Do You Love?"
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The Platters - "The Great Pretender" (#1 in 1955)
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Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (#6 in 1956)
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The Penguins - "Earth Angel" (#8 in 1954)
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The Diamonds - "Little Darlin'" (#2 in 1957)
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Little Anthony & The Imperials - "Tears On My Pillow" (#4 in 1958)
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The Skyliners - "Since I Don't Have You" (#12 in 1959)
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Duane Eddy - "Rebel Rouser" (#6 in 1958)
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Link Wray - "Rumble" (#16 in 1958)
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The Champs - "Tequila" (#1 in 1958)
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Santo and Johnny - "Sleep Walk" (#1 in 1959)
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The Five Satins - "In The Still Of The Night" (#24 in 1956)
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The Del Vikings - "Come Go With Me" (#4 in 1957)
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The Cadillacs - "Speedoo" (#17 in 1956)
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The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You" (#11 in 1959)
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The Monotones - "Book Of Love" (#5 in 1958)
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Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon - "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" (#3 in 1959)
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Johnny Otis - "Willie And The Hand Jive" (#9 in 1958)
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Bobby Day - "Rockin' Robin" (#2 in 1958)
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Neil Sedaka - "Oh! Carol" (#9 in 1959)
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Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange" (#11 in 1957)
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Shirley & Lee - "Let The Good Times Roll" (#20 in 1956)
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LaVern Baker - "Jim Dandy" (#17 in 1956)
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The Crests - "16 Candles" (#2 in 1958)
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The Fleetwoods - "Come Softly To Me" (#1 in 1959)
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Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put A Spell On You"
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Ronnie Hawkins - "Mary Lou" (#26 in 1959)
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Bobby Helms - "Jingle Bell Rock" (#6 in 1957)
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Danny & The Juniors - "ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY" (#19 in 1958)
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