Nappy Lamare’s Straw Hat Stutters. Pictured are Nappy Lamare, center, Joe Graves, trumpet; Brad Gowans, trombone; Johnny Costello, clarinet;, Pud Brown, tenor sax; Jack Peoples, piano, Budd Hatch, bass and tuba; and Roy Harte, drums
Bill Haley and his Comets performing “Rock Around the Clock” on TV, 1955 William John Clifton “Bill” Haley (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was one of the first American rock and roll musicians. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets (inspired by Halley’s Comet) and million selling hits such as, “Rock Around the Clock”, “See You Later Aligator”, and “Shake Rattle and Roll”. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide.
First issue of Rolling Stone magazine The first issue carried a cover date of November 9, 1967. Rolling Stone magazine was initially identified with and reported on the hippie counterculture of the era. However, the magazine distanced itself from the underground newspapers of the time, such as Berkeley Barb, embracing more traditional journalistic standards and avoiding the radical politics of the underground press. In the very first edition of the magazine, Wenner wrote that Rolling Stone “is not just about the music, but about the things and attitudes that music embraces.” This has become the de facto motto of the magazine.