1955 – James Dean, whose iconic stance in films like Rebel Without a Cause influenced countless rockers, dies in an automobile accident. He was 24. James Dean: one of the most influential actors on rock n roll who was not famous as a musician… Rather, a great actor with the right ‘tude. James Byron Dean […]
1955 – Flautist Frankie Kennedy, who founded the popular Celtic band Altan, is born this day in rock history!
1955 – Singer Eddie Fisher marries singer/actress Debbie Reynolds.
1955 – Steve Severin, bassist and keyboardist for Siouxsie & the Banshees, is born.
1955 – Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones is born in London.
1955 – Although Bill Haley & the Comets quickly became one of the biggest acts in the U.S. with “Rock Around the Clock,” they were terrified of flying. So the band turns down $2,000 to tour Australia.
1955 – Bruce Foxton, bassist with the Jam, is born this day in rock history!