1951 – “Rocket 88”, often cited as “the first rock and roll record” is recorded
Jackie Brenston (August 24, 1928 or 1930[note 1] – December 15, 1979) was an American R&B singer and saxophonist, who recorded, with Ike Turner’s band, the first version of the pioneering rock-and-roll song “Rocket 88”.
Returning to Clarksdale from army service, Brenston learned to play the tenor saxophone and linked up with Ike Turner in 1950 as a tenor sax player and occasional singer in Turner’s band, the Kings of Rhythm.
The success of the record caused friction within the group, and after one further recording session, Brenston left Turner’s band to pursue a solo career.
Source: 3rd Day of March – Fatcowco