Alan Plater in Newcastle upon Tyne - the 1950's

from Doggin' around, page 40:

It was at another meeting of the university jazz club that an alien sound crept into our consciousness, crapped and crept out again. One of the members was giving a lecture on some suitably abstruse aspect of our chosen music, illustrated with records; but he started by playing Bill Haley's 'Rock Around the Clock'.

We all laughed. We thought it was a good joke.

cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 40. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Newcastle upon Tyne


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Rock Around the Clock performed by Bill Haley & His Comets

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:29:34 +0000
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:52:46 +0100