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Top 10 Iconic 50's Rock Songs

Franny Beecher, lead guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, which helped kick off the rock and roll era with the hit "Rock Around the Clock" in 1955, has died. He was 92. Beecher died in his sleep Monday night at a nursing home near Philadelphia, daughter Pauline Grinstead said Tuesday. The Comets, whose hits also included "See You Later, Alligator," are credited by some music historians with having recorded the first rock and roll song in 1953 with "Crazy Man, Crazy."

 

Top 10 Iconic 50's Rock Songs

 

1) JAILHOUSE ROCK- ELVIS PRESLEY

2) PEGGY SUE- BUDDY HOLLY  

3) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK- BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS 

4) JOHNNY B. GOODE - CHUCK BERRY

5) LA BAMBA- RITCHIE VALENS

6) RUNAROUND SUE - DION

7) LITTLE DARLIN'- THE DIAMONDS 

8) TUTTI FRUTTI- LITTLE RICHARD 

9) THE TWIST- CHUBBY CHECKER

10) SUMMERTIME BLUES- EDDIE COCHRAN 

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