Archive for July 5th, 2006

5th July
written by Matt The Cat

West Coast Wednesday:

Along with the great West Coast sounds of West Coast Wednesday, The Night Prowl will also:
-Celebrate rock n’ roll history as we commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Elvis, Scotty and Bill’s first session at Sun Records (July 5, 1954). We’ll hear all the songs recorded during that session.
-Ernie K-Doe dies on this day in 2001.
-Smiley Lewis was born on this day in 1913.

Bill Haley Thursday:

Tonight we honor Bill Haley on what would have been his 81st birthday with a re-airing of an interview I did last year with author Jim Dawson. Jim’s book “Rock Around The Clock” traces the long history of Bill Haley’s biggest hit from the 1920s up to Bill Haley’s 1954 recording. Get the story behind the story on one of greatest recordings in history.

Also, The Duke Of Earl, Gene Chandler turns 69 today.