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The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)

The Beatles with Ed Sullivan

on the set of The Ed Sullivan Show in New York on February 9, 1964. 

The Rolling Stones at Regent’s Park in London, July 1964.

Photos by Terry O’Neill 

The queen

The Police photographed by John Rodgers, 1979.

The Rolling Stones on the

British

TV show ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ on November 29, 1964.

The Ike & Tina Turner Revue (1965)

The tallest Ikette in the middle is Miss Robbie from Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.

Fleetwood Mac photographed by Norman Seeff, 1978.

Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm Recorded the First Rock ‘N’ Roll Song in 1951

In 1991, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized “Rocket 88″ as the first rock and roll song ever recorded.

19-year-old Ike Turner wrote the

song.

The Oldsmobile Rocket 88 came out in 1949 and was the fastest car on the road at the time.

B.B. King linked Turner up with

producer Sam Phillips.

The song was recorded in the Memphis studio of Phillips in March 1951. Phillips

licensed the recording to Chess Records

in Chicago, who released it under the name Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats. Jackie Brenston, was a member of Ike Turner’s Rhythm Kings and sang lead,

Turner played piano.

The song was a #1 R&B hit, there were no rock charts at the time. It was a huge influence on Little Richard, who used the piano intro on his 1958 hit, “Good Golly Miss Molly.”

Turner was only paid $20 for writing, producing, and recording it. General Motors gave Brenston a Rocket 88 to thank him for the publicity. In 1952 Sam Phillips used the money from success of the record to form Sun Records, famous for recording Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.

The Rolling Stones at Green Park in London for a press call on January 11, 1967.