2001 marked the Golden Anniversary of a GOLD Record from an Era when Fifty-thousand 45’s was a BIG Seller. That 500K-selling single cut the edge of a new style before deejay Alan Freed named it: ROCK & ROLL. Sam Phillips, Sun Studios founder, tagged that Billboard #1 R&B Smash as the very first Rock & Roll Recording. Every hell-raiser, hip-shaker, and hit-maker owes a nod to that teenager recognized by Rock historians as the Father of Rock & Roll.
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[Turner] proved he’s one of the greatest bluesmen this nation has produced. --Letta Tayler, NY Newsday
Clearly inspired, he switched from roadhouse keyboard to scorch guitar as the mood struck. --Billy Altman, Sonicnet
[Turner’s] rollicking piano and guitar playing erase[d] doubts about his past. --Ann Powers, New York Times