Saturday, January 8, 2011

Jimmy Cavallo and The Houserockers (House Rockers).

OK, more 50's: This Syracuse, NY native cut his teeth on the tenor sax while in the Navy sitting in with black blues players in D.C. and North Carolina. After his discharge he assembled a quartet - one of the first white R&B groups. His subsequent band played the opening tune on Alan Freed's movie "Rock, Rock,Rock" and during the promotion tour in '56 they made history. They appeared in another movie in '59. Band? Historic event? '59 movie?

Yesterday's answer: "Yeh-Yeh" by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames. Their other big hit was Murray/Callander's "The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde" in '68 which topped the UK charts and peaked at #7 in the US.

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