Near the end of the session, the band finally recorded a take of "Rock Around the Clock," but Haley's vocals were drowned out by the band. A second take was quickly made with minimal accompaniment while Sammy Davis, Jr. Decca engineers later combined the two versions into one version.
Comets piano player Johnny Grande tells a slightly different version, claiming that the only reason a second take was recorded was that the drummer made an error. Many musicians have claimed that they performed on the recording session for "Rock Around the Clock. Dick Richards, Haley's drummer at the time, confirmed in a interview with Dutch journalist Gerbren Deves, that it was not him, but Gussak playing drums on the recording.
Cedrone's guitar solo was one that he used before on Bill Haley And The Saddlemen's version of " Rock the Joint " in , and is considered one of the classic rock and roll guitar solos of all time. Cedrone died in a fall down a stairway on June 17, and never lived to see his contribution become famous and legendary. The second instrumental break recreates a popular rhythm and blues "out chorus" with tenor sax and guitar emulating the rhythm section.
The version of "Rock Around the Clock" that was used in the movie Blackboard Jungle differs from the hit single version. The difference is in the two solo breaks.
The record has the guitar solo taking the first break and the sax solo taking the second break. The movie version is just the opposite with the sax solo coming first.
I knew what was happening in the Philadelphia area, and "Crazy Man, Crazy" had been a hit about a year before that. It already was starting and I wanted to take it from there. It was not until , when "Rock Around the Clock" was used under the opening credits of the film Blackboard Jungle ,  that the song truly took off.
Many versions of the story behind how "Rock Around the Clock" was chosen for Blackboard Jungle circulated over the years. Recent research, however, reveals that the song was chosen from the collection of young Peter Ford , the son of Blackboard Jungle star Glenn Ford and dancer Eleanor Powell. The producers were looking for a song to represent the type of music the youth of was listening to, and the elder Ford borrowed several records from his son's collection, one of which was Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" and this was the song chosen.
On July 9, "Rock Around the Clock" became the first rock and roll recording to hit the top of Billboard ' s Pop charts, a feat it repeated on charts around the world. The record was also no. The song re-entered the UK chart to reach number one in November for three weeks, and after a three-week break returned there for a further two weeks in January The song was re-issued in , when it made number 20, and again in , when it reached number The song's original release saw it become the UK's first million selling single and it went on to sell over 1.
The band performed the song on the May 31, episode of Texaco Star Theater hosted by Milton Berle in an acappella and lip-synched versions. On the heels of the song breaking into the Top 20 in the UK in , Decca began plugging the single in the US, where it briefly re-entered the Billboard charts in June , peaking at The single, released by independent label Festival Records in Australia, was the biggest-selling recording in the country at the time.
In an era before multi-track recording, the only solution was to do a second take with minimal accompaniment and hope for the best. Later, a Decca engineer painstakingly spliced together segments from both takes—a near-miracle given the technology of That kid, Peter Ford, happened to be the son of actor Glenn Ford, who was slated to star in the upcoming teenage-delinquency drama Blackboard Jungle. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! The fort, an important part of the Confederate river defense system, was captured by federal Archived from the original on March 3, Retrieved November 26, Hidden categories: Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers.
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