If you look off to the right, it will give you a hint as to why my personal Tardis is warming up for time travel, though I do wish David Tennant would do a drop by and give me some hints about the future. If you do not understand the contents of that past sentence, just ask because I've probably dropped in on the wrong parallel universe.
Today's visit is to 1956/57 and the release of That'll be the Day among others. There was quite a change in music during that period with the appearance of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly ... three examples of the Southern Rock scene that turned into hit making machines during that time. Jerry Lee married his 12 year old cousin and ruined his career for a while until "The Killer" made a major comback decades later. Holly died in 1959 and there will be a blog about that next Tuesday. Presley went on to be "The King" with hit after hit, star of mostly B movies, Las Vegas performer and dead at only 42.
That was all to come later. In 1956 when I was 12, it was dance parties in garages, first boyfriend, and a "A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" in an age where girls remained on their feet until they were in their Senior Year in High School. Now when hanging out with girlfriends, the lights did go out, the record players of the time were put on full base, and a whole lot of fantasies got programmed to the tune of "Heartbreak Hotel". I do have a small confession about that because I really liked the B side better: "I Was The One".
So what were the first songs you remember dancing to at parties?
Peggy Sue because there wasn't a really good copy of That'll Be The Day
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
I Was The One