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ARTIST
TITLE
Rocket "88"/Come Back Where You Belong
FORMAT
7"

LABEL
CATALOG #
TMR 527EP TMR 527EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/23/2018

"This is undoubtedly the first distorted rock and roll single ever. It is even sometimes claimed, most prominently by Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, as the first rock and roll single ever. This song's story is a roller coaster, being recorded by Ike Turner and his band, of which Brenston was a member, in March 1951 at Memphis Recording Service. Because Sun Records was yet in operation, the recording then sold to Chess Records in Chicago and was wildly popular, selling over 500,000 copies. Unfortunately, the success and fame of the single caused tense clashes in the band, eventually leading to Ike and Jackie splitting ways to pursue their own solo careers. Die cut Chess Record company sleeve, standard weight vinyl." Black Friday RSD 2018 release.