Sam Cooke. Miles Davis. 1957 was the dawn of rock and roll, yet was a year marked by many important…
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Harry Belafonte hits #1, Elvis debuts and Bing swings with Satchmo.
For WXPN’s Greatest Year in Music, we asked local musician Ben Arnold to pick his favorite.
Plus Simon & Garfunkel, The Supremes, and The Mamas and the Papas.
“Rock Around the Clock” puts rock ‘n’ roll on the map for good.
Chubby Checker’s recording of “The Twist” inspires the first global dance craze.
Elvis Presley’s draft notice into the Army impacted popular culture more than any other event in 1958.