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Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Ryedale: Bill Haley gold disc stars

Back at No 1, 60 years after driving teenagers wild and their parents to despair, Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock was the star of Pop and Rock Memorabilia sale at Ryedale Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, on September 29.

It was part of a huge collection of vinyl discs and memorabilia amassed by Chas White in his 40 years as a music writer and DJ at BBC Radio York, and offered in 130 multi-lots. Rock Around the Clock featured on the sound track of the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle and, almost overnight, rock ’n’ roll became a musical phenomenon across the Western world.

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