bill-haley-and-his-comets-rock-around-the-clock-deccaOn April 13th, 1954, the American singer Bill Haley recorded the song “Rock Around the Clock”. This was the beginning of a new era of nonconformism and creativity.

The rock’n’Roll’s essence is made up of a series of immortal artists: Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley or the Fab Four – The Beatles.

Coincidentally, on April 13th 1962, The Beatles were booked as the opening act for the launch of a new club in Hamburg. The Star-Club, opened by Manfred Weissleder, had a capacity for two thousand people, as well as cinema-style seating. When the Beatles were booked to play there, Neil Aspinall left his job to become the Beatles’ permanent road manager. So The Beatles returned to Hamburg by plane to play from 13 April to 31 May 1962.

Nowadays, the term “rock ‘n’ roll” now has at least two different meanings, both in common usage: referring to the first wave of music that originated in the US in the 1950s and would later develop into the more encompassing international style known as “rock music”, and as a term simply synonymous with the rock music and culture in the broad sense.


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