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Let the Good Times Rock 'n' Roll!

As the song says:
"Rock 'n' roll is here to stay, it will never die
It was meant to be that way, though I don't know why
I don't care what people say, rock 'n' roll is here to stay"

It doesn't matter what function or what age the audience – put some rock'n'roll on and people will dance! Drapes, drainpipes, petticoats and ponytails was the dress code and jiving to a jukebox was the craze.


Our Top 10 Requested 50's Rock 'n' Roll Artists

Elvis

Elvis Presley

The "King of Rock and Roll" himself, Elvis was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th Century and one of the originators of rockabilly. His first single, 1956's Heartbreak Hotel, set the scene for a long and illustrious career until his untimely death in 1977.

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Charles Holley was an Elvis-influenced rockabilly singer who formed The Crickets in 1956. Their first commercial success was That'll Be The Day the following year, followed quickly by Peggy Sue. Sadly, Buddy died in a plane crash in 1959.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis

Known to many as "The Killer", Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the pioneers of rock and roll music whose early career was blighted by scandal. Lewis's Great Balls of Fire is perhaps his best-known hit, however his piano-playing talent also ensured lots of collaborations.

Bill Haley & His Comets

Bill Haley & His Comets

Arguably Bill's most memorable hit, Rock Around The Clock failed to chart when first released in 1954, a feat achieved by the follow-up Shake, Rattle & Roll. Only when used in a 1955 film did Rock Around... hit the top of the charts!

Little Richard

Little Richard

One of the architects of Rock & Roll, Richard Penniman laid the foundation for rock and roll with his explosive music and charismatic persona. Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally and Good Golly, Miss Molly defined the dynamic sound of the genre.

Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran

Sadly killed in a British road accident in 1960, Eddie had a short but lastiing influence on rock music through his guitar work and rockabilly songs including C'mon Everybody, Somethin' Else and Summertime Blues. Cochran's work has been covered by many since.

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

Another rock and roll pioneer, Chuck's guitar work helped develop rhythm and blues into the new genre through works such as Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and Rock and Roll Music. A short spell in prison in the early 60s didn't stop the hits coming.

Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent

Influenced by gospel and country music, Vincent Craddock was responsible for the rockabilly hit Be-Bop-A-Lula which launched a short but illustrious career under his own banner working with the likes of Little Richard and Eddie Cochran.

Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers

Known for their close harmonies and steel-stringed guitars, Don and Phil Everly first came to fame with their release of Bye Bye Love in 1957, followed by hits like Wake Up Little Susie and All I Have To Do Is Dream.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

One of American music's stalwarts first recording in 1947, his first R&B hit came in 1953 with Mess Around, a genre which served him well during the 50s. Since then Charles' work has crossed several genres, with an impressive catalogue of hits throughout the decades.

Theme Ideas

SoulDisco specialises in a range of popular musical styles from the 60s, 70s and 80s including Motown, Funk and Soul.

If a whole evening of the best of 50's Rock 'n' Roll isn't your bag, why not consider one of our other popular themes?

Alternatively, we'd be more than happy to put together a mixed playlist just for you!

Disco InfernoSwinging 60sMotown Dance PartyGet Your Funk OnPeace and LoveRock80s GlamPure CheeseVintage

Playlist Faves

Other 50's Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party favourites that we play on a regular basis include:

  • Big Joe Turner
  • Billy Fury
  • Bo Diddley
  • Chris Montez
  • Del Shannon
  • Drifters
  • Duane Eddy
  • Fats Domino
  • Frankie Avalon
  • Frankie Lymon
  • Richie Valens
  • The Big Bopper
  • The Coasters
  • The Platters

Any Questions?

Ask Martin a question about parties and events featuring 50's Rock 'n' Roll classics!

SoulDisco - Specialist 50's Rock 'n' Roll DJ

Rock'n'roll influenced lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, and language in the 50's, it was the first teen rebellion music and had it's roots in country, blues and R'n'B. If you're a real rock'n'roll fan you're in for a treat with SoulDisco as we have a great collection of rockabilly and doo wop tunes as well as all the well known hits of the day.