May 3, 2012
There were what can be considered the fathers and originators of early rock ‘n’ roll and then there was Little Richard. He was an American original whose wild antics set him apart from every others early rock ‘n’roller.
“Lucille” was a cry in the wilderness set to a frenetic rock ‘n’ roll beat. The two layered lyrics told a simple story of love lost but underneath was a tale of passion.
It first reached the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart, March 23, 1957, and peaked at number 21. It also reached number one on the Rhythm & Blues Chart.
“Lucille” remains one of the seminal songs of the early rock ‘n’ roll era.
March 30, 2012
The Everly Brothers were two of the kings of the late 1950s and early 1960s pre-Beatles era. They placed 38 singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart, 1957-1964, and sold tens of milllions of records.
Don and Phil Everly began singing together as children and by their late teens had received a recording contract. Their first chart single, “Bye Bye Love,” reached number two and from that point on they were hit making machines.
“So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)/Lucille” was a double=sided release released during the summer of 1960. “So Sad” reached number number seven and “Lucille” rose to number 21. Both had harmonies that would make you ache and are representative of some of the best pure pop of their era.
The Everly Brothers were inducted into THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME during 1986.