Rock 'n' roll during the 1950s drastically changed popular music and became an influential element in teenage culture across the nation. By the early 1950s, radio stations were paying attention to the popularity of rhythm and blues. The popularity of Rock 'n' Roll was making its recording artists instant stars: Bill Haley and The Comets became a hit with their song 'Rock Around the Clock' when it was used in the movie Blackboard Jungle in 1955. The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll is a brilliant combination of music and a highly illustrated history of the early years of Rock 'n' Roll through the stories behind the songs and these artists. The audio CD, containing 20 tracks, shows how even though the songs are over 50 years old, they have stayed the course of time and still have a remarkable freshness and vitality.
Author Richard Havers has a long pedigree of writing about the music business. He helped launch Classic FM and his live music production includes artists such as The Beach Boys and Paul McCartney. Now he is a full-time writer. Richard Evans began his career in the 1970s as a designer at Hipgnosis, the leading British design group responsible for creating cover art for rock musicians. In recent years his work has expanded to include designing music-oriented books, notably Rolling With The Stones by Bill Wyman, and The Golden Age of The Blues and Jazz - the Golden Era.