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"Rock Around the Clock" adalah sebuah lagu rock and roll dalam format 12-bar blues yang ditulis oleh Max C. Freedman dan James E. Myers (di bawah pseudonim "Jimmy De Knight") pada 1952. Karya terkenal dan sukses tersebut direkam oleh Bill Haley & His Comets pada 1954 untuk label rekaman Decca. Lagu tersebut menjadi singel berperingkat nomor satu di tangga lagu Amerika Serikat dan Britania Raya dan juga memasuki lagi UK Singles Chart pada 1960an dan 1970an.

"Rock Around the Clock"
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Singel 45 Rock Around the Clock
Singel oleh Bill Haley & His Comets
dari album Rock Around the Clock (versi asli)
Sisi-B"Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town)"[1]
Dirilis10 Mei 1954 (1954-5-10), NYC[2] and again in May 1955
Format45 rpm, 78 rpm, Singel 33 rpm, 45 rpm maxi, Singel CD, Singel Cassette, unduhan musik
Direkam12 April 1954 (1954-4-12), Pythian Temple studios, 135 West 70th Street, New York City[3][4]
Genre
Panjang2:08 (lihat ragam jangka waktu)
LabelDecca
PenciptaMax C. Freedman
James E. Myers (sebagai Jimmy DeKnight)
ProduserMilt Gabler[5]
Kronologi singel Bill Haley & His Comets
"Chattanooga Choo Choo"/"Straight Jacket"
(1954)
"Rock Around the Clock"
(1954)
"Shake, Rattle and Roll"
(1954)

CaatanSunting

  1. ^ Gordon, Terry E., "Photos of Rock Around the Clock record single", Rockin' Country Style: A Discography of Country Rock & Roll and Related Records, 1951–1964
  2. ^ Black, Johnny, Classic Tracks Back To Back Singles. Thunder Bay Press. 2008
  3. ^ Simons, David (2004). Studio Stories – How the Great New York Records Were Made. San Francisco: Backbeat Books.  Cf. pp.168–169.
  4. ^ Gray, Christopher (June 18, 2009). "An Improbable Cradle of Rock Music". New York Times. Diakses tanggal September 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ Hoffmann, Frank, Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, 2nd ed., New York, NY : Routledge, 2005. ISBN 0-415-93835-X. Cf. volume 1 (of two), pp.421–422, article on "Milt Gabler".

ReferensiSunting

  • Dawson, Jim. Rock Around the Clock: The Record that Started the Rock Revolution. Backbeat Books, 2005.
  • Ford, Peter. "Rock Around the Clock and Me" (Goldmine and Now Dig This magazines, 2004; online version)
  • Frazer-Harrison, Alex. "Rock Around the Clock: A Tribute" (Rockabilly Hall of Fame website, 1999–2004).
  • Haley, John W. and John von Hoelle. Sound and Glory (Dyne-American, 1990).
  • Pearl Jam – Ten Club News Ten Club website

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