7th February, 1957 : Bill Haley and his Comets, who arrived at Southampton on the Queen Elizabeth to a heroes’ welcome this week, last night gained another rapturous reception for their first London concert at the Dominion Theatre. An audience of 3,000 hooted, sang, and clapped in time to the beat through Rock Around the Clock, Rip It Up, Rockin’ through the Rye, and the latest in his repertoire, Don’t Knock the Rock. Haley, whose record sales have reached 22 million, explains the wildfire success of rock and roll as follows: “Its appeal is its simplicity.”

[ But compared to the modern “music” almost sophisticated ]

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