Immediate Disclosure: This is an extra-credit question for a class I’m taking.
The question itself is “What was the B-Side to Bill Haley & his Comets’ hit Rock Around the Clock?” And here is where my problems begin.
'Lest anyone think I’m shirking my homework, my research so far has turned up the following tidbits:
– Rock Around the Clock was originally the B-Side itself to BH&hC’s 1954 single Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town)
– The song was brought back into the spotlight when it was used in “Blackboard Jungle”
– Rock Around the Clock was re-released in 1955 where it became the first #1 hit and first song to sell over a million copies (although it took until 1957 to get there)
What I can’t find anywhere is information saying what the B-Side to the 1955 single was. I’ve tried discographies (which only seem to give the entire 1955 album and not the single), Wikipedia references, random Google searching, etc. So, at this point, I turn to the Teeming Millions.