The music video for Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets was released on this day in 1955. The song is considered by many to be the first true rock and roll song.
The making of the music video
Rock Around the Clock was a song written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers in 1952. The song was first recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets in 1954 and released as a single in 1955. The song is considered one of the first rock and roll songs, and its popularity led to the making of the first rock and roll music video.
The music video for Rock Around the Clock was filmed on January 13, 1955, at Page’s Tavern in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The tavern had been closed for several years and was being used as a storage facility for musical instruments. The tavern’s owner, Jack Page, allowed the use of the tavern for the filming of the music video.
The music video features Bill Haley & His Comets performing the song while people dance around them. The music video also features some of the first close-ups of a musician playing an instrument on film.
The history of the song
The history of the song “Rock Around the Clock” is far more interesting than the history of the music video. The song was written in 1952 by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers, and it was first recorded by Sonny Dae and His Knights. The song became a national hit when it was covered by Bill Haley and His Comets in 1954. The Comets’ version of the song is credited with helping to launch the rock and roll craze of the 1950s.
The music video for “Rock Around the Clock” was released in 1987, nearly 35 years after the song first became a hit. The video was directed by Joe Pecci and features footage of Haley and His Comets performing the song, intercut with shots of people dancing and enjoying themselves in various locations around the world.
The different versions of the song
The different versions of the song that were used in the music video were “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets, “See You Later, Alligator” by Bill Haley, “R-O-C-K” by Bill Haley, and “Shake, Rattle and Roll” by Joe Turner.
The influence of the song
The song “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets was released in May 1955. It is considered by many to be one of the first rock and roll songs. The song became a hit and helped to make rock and roll popular. It also influenced the fashion, dance, and culture of the 1950s.
The music video itself
The music video for “Rock Around the Clock” was directed by Jayne Mansfield and edited byfuture Academy Award-winner Robert Wise. It was shot in February 1955 on the soundstage of the Fox studios in Los Angeles, and premiered two months later.
The video features footage of the band performing the song, intercut with shots of Mansfield and her co-stars dancing. The dancers in the video include future mummy actress Joyce Coleman, Playboy Playmate archives Ellen Stratton, Jo Collins, and Mansfield’s then-husband Mickey Hargitay.
The video was one of the first music videos ever made, and is considered a pioneer in the genre. It was also one of the first videos to receive significant airplay on television, helping to popularize the concept of the music video.
The meaning of the lyrics
The song is about having fun and enjoying life. The lyrics are written in a happy and upbeat manner, and they encourage listeners to dance and have a good time. The song also includes a message about following your dreams and living life to the fullest.
The different interpretations of the song
“Rock Around the Clock” is a song written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers in 1952. The best-known and most successful rendition was recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets in 1954. It was a number one single on both the United States and United Kingdom pop charts, and was the first rock and roll record to top Billboard magazine’s main chart, the Best Sellers in Stores chart. It was not Haley’s first hit, but it was by far his biggest hit, thrusting him into international stardom.
The song has been interpreted in many ways since its release. Some see it as a simple party anthem, while others interpret it as a representation of the social unrest of the 1950s. Haley himself claimed that the song was meant to be nothing more than a simple anthem for teenage fun. Whatever the case may be, “Rock Around the Clock” remains one of the most iconic songs of the 20th century.
The cultural impact of the song
“Rock Around the Clock” is a song written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter being under the pseudonym “Jimmy De Knight”), first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights. It wasfirst released on April 12, 1954, as a B-side to “Thirteen Women,” which reached number one on the Billboard pop singles chart on May 29, 1954. The song was recorded in 1953 and released in early 1954.
The song is ranked No.158 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2017, the original recording by Bill Haley & His Comets was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”
The song’s popularity inspired many other similar songs but none had as much success as “Rock Around the Clock.” The iconic music video for the song features youths from various countries dancing around landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Eiffel Tower, Coliseum and Statue of Liberty.
The legacy of the song
There are few songs more iconic than “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets. The song, released in 1954, is widely credited with helping to start the rock and roll craze of the 1950s.
The song was originally written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers, and was inspired by the music of Hank Williams and other country artists of the time. Freedman and Myers offered the song to several artists before it was finally accepted by Haley.
The original recording of “Rock Around the Clock” only reached number 23 on the Billboard charts, but it was re-released in 1955 after being featured in the film Blackboard Jungle. The second release proved to be much more popular, reaching number one on the Billboard charts and selling more than 25 million copies worldwide.
In 1986, “Rock Around the Clock” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
The different covers of the song
The song “Rock Around the Clock” was originally released in 1954 by Bill Haley & His Comets. The song caused a sensation when it was used in the opening scene of the film Blackboard Jungle, and it went on to become one of the biggest hits of the 1950s.
Since then, “Rock Around the Clock” has been covered by many artists, including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and The Beatles. The most famous cover of the song is probably the version by British rock band Queen, which was used in the film Bohemian Rhapsody.
Which version of “Rock Around the Clock” is your favorite?