By Kristen Kurtis

1956 – Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut at the Frontier Hotel.

1959 – The Alan Freed rock and roll movie Go, Johnny, Go premieres in New York. It features Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, Ritchie Valens, Eddie Cochran, The Cadillacs, and The Flamingos.

1966 – The Troggs release “Wild Thing” in the US.

1966 – Two dozen local groups appear at a battle of the bands in Matawan Keyport Roller Drome in New Jersey and perform three songs each. The Rogues win first place, second is Sonny & The Starfires, and third place goes to The …read more