Merritt Roe Smith
Leverett and William Cutten Professor of the History of Technology
Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
  • "Rock Around the Clock" (Bill Haley and the Comets, 1955)
  • "Bo Diddley" (Bo Diddley, c. 1955)
  • "Love Is Strange" (Mickey and Sylvia, 1956)
  • "Be-Bop-a-Lula" (Gene Vincent, 1956)
  • "Honky Tonk, Part 2" (Bill Doggett, 1956)
  • "Rip It Up" (Little Richard, 1956)
  • "Please, Please, Please" (James Brown, 1956)
  • "My Blue Heaven" (Fats Domino, 1956)
  • "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (Jerry Lee Lewis, 1957)
  • "Wake Up Little Susie" (The Everly Brothers, 1957)
  • "Great Balls of Fire" (Jerry Lee Lewis, 1957)
  • "Peggy Sue" (Buddy Holly, 1957)
  • "School Day" (Chuck Berry, 1957
  • "You Send Me" (Sam Cooke, 1957)
  • "Lawdy, Miss Claudy" (Elvis Presley, 1956)
  • "Breathless" (Jerry Lee Lewis, 1958)
  • "Chantilly Lace" (The Big Bopper, 1958)
  • "Turkey in the Straw" (Senator Robert Byrd, c. 1978)
  • "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (Bill Monroe)
  • "New Mule Skinner Blues" (Bill Monroe)
  • "Uncle Pen" (Bill Monroe)
  • "Molly and Tenbrooks" (Bill Monroe)
  • "Ruby" (The Osborne Brothers)
  • "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" (Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs)
  • "Dixie Strut" (Rusty York)
  • "Can't You Hear Me Calling" (Country Gentlemen)
  • "Earl's Breakdown" (Roy Clark and Buck Trent)
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