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"Rocket 88"

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Last Name of Person, or Name of Thing or Event:* Rocket 88
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Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: first rock and roll song
Dates: (1951)
Text: "Rocket 88" was written by Ike Turner and recorded at Sun Studio by his band. Jackie Brenston sang lead vocals. Today the song is widely regarded by music historians as the first rock and roll song ever recorded.
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