Now an incredible 54 years old, Johnny B Goode is one of the most recognised songs ever recorded. It reached number two in the Billboard charts in March 1958, and has been covered by acts as diverse as AC/DC, Aerosmith, the Beach Boys, The Carpenters, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Prince and The Sex Pistols. Continue reading
1. Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show
Although very tame by modern standards, Elvis Presley’s first performance on the Ed Sullivan show was considered highly shocking at the time. The myth goes that he was filmed from the waist up, so as not to offend viewers with his racy hip gyrations, but in truth, his whole body was shown. The performance was broadcast on 9 September 1956. Continue reading
The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen vocalists that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. And in no particular order. Tag fifteen friends, and me, because I’m interested in seeing what singers my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note — in the ‘tag’ line.
Here are mine: