A studio session which created Elvis Presley’s debut single was today named the pivotal moment in which rock music changed the world. The young man who came to be known as The King, was summoned in to the Sun Records studio on July 5, 1954 where he came up with That’s All Right, his first release which set him on the road to global stardom.
The poll, organised to celebrate Mojo magazine’s 10th anniversary (November issue), named voted this the key world-changing moment in music, beating the time Bob Dylan went electric for the first time – disappointing and alienating thousands of folk fans.
Guitarist Scotty Moore who played on the session told Mojo: “It was still too early to tell what was gonna happen but soon enough we realised that was had a real product on our hands
The Top 10
1. Elvis Presley’s record sessions at Sun studios which produced the That’s All Right single, 1954.
2. Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, 1965.
3. The Clash release White Riot, 1977.
4. The Beatles appear on US TV’s The Ed Sullivan Show, 1964.
5. The Rolling Stones release Jumpin’ Jack Flash, 1968.
6. Jimi Hendrix plays the Monterey Pop Festival, 1967.
7. Neil Young releases Times Fades Away, the first of a trio of uncompromisingly dark albums, 1973.
8. John Lennon releases the Imagine album, 1971.
9. Nirvana emerge as one of the world’s must-see live acts during a UK tour, 1990.
10. Led Zeppelin release their first LP, 1969.
Source: Google / Updated: Oct 12, 2003