Guy Mitchell, 1927-1999, placed 25 singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Hot 100 during the 1950s including two which reached number one. He had four singles reach number one in the U.K. He sold close to 45 million records during his career.
While he will always be remembered for his huge hit, “Singin’ The Blues,” which was one of the most successful singles of the rock era; I have always preferred his “Rock-A-Billy” release. It had an odd beat but fit in well with the early rock movement in the United States.
It first reached the charts on April 6, 1957, and peaked at number ten during its 17 week run. He was a rare artist whose sound made the transition from the pre-rock era.