This Week In That Rock And Roll Rubbish.

December 16-22 was quite a week for Rock And Roll: In 1954 "Shake Rattle and Roll" became the first rock and roll song to make it onto the U.K. singles chart. It was performed by Bill Haley and His Comets.

During the same week in 1962: The Tornadoes became the first British group to hit number 1 in the U.S. when "Telstar" spent it's first of 3 weeks at the top. They were ahead of The Beatles by a little over 13 months. (sympatico.ca/gary.lessard)