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Rock Around the Clock

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Contrary to popular belief, “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Comets was not the first rock ‘n’ roll record to be recorded. In fact, it wasn’t even Bill Haley’s first rock ‘n’ roll record. “Rock [...]

The Most Influential Musician You’ve Never Heard Of

For a guy who was a major pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll and rap, not to mention the music video, Louis Jordan is criminally underappreciated. During the 1940s and early 50s, the saxophone-playing singer and bandleader had a whopping 54 hits (18 of them reached #1) in a style called jumpin’ jive. A high-spirited amalgam [...]

On The Road: 5 Great Stops Along I-55

In our continuing coverage of flossy diversions along America’s roadways (you can read the first two posts here and here), this week we take a look at the northeast-running expanse of Interstate 55 between St. Louis and Chicago. Making up the eastern end of Route 66, this path connects two of this country’s largest cities, [...]