Rocket 88 (Original Version) – Ike Turner/Jackie Brenston

Written by on March 6, 2019

March 5, 1951: Ike Turner And His Kings of Rhythm record "Rocket 88" with producer Sam Phillips at his Memphis Recording Service. When the record is released in April 1951, credited to Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats, it peaks at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart. It is now considered by many music historians to be the first true Rock 'n' Roll record.

Rocket 88 (Original Version) – Ike Turner/Jackie Brenston

Widely acknowledged as the first "rock and roll" song.


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