Various Artists: Time-Life: The Rock'n'Roll Era 1961

Various Artists: Time-Life: The Rock'n'Roll Era 1961

Various Artists: Time-Life: The Rock'n'Roll Era 1961

The Rock'n'Roll Era was a 53-volume series issued by Time-Life during the late 1980s and early 1990s, spotlighting songs from the early years of the rock and roll era, primarily the pre-Beatles era of 1954-1964. The first major and successful rock music-intensive subscription music series released by Time-Life, songs on the series included music heard on mainstream contemporary hit radio stations of the late 1950s and early to mid-1960s.

The volumes in "The Rock'n'Roll Era" series covered a specific time period, including single years in some volumes and parts of a given decade in others. Each volume was issued on a 2-LP vinyl record set, compact disc or cassette. Individual volumes generally contained anywhere from 21 to 25 tracks each (22 tracks being typical), and represented the highlighted time period's most popular and noteworthy tracks. Also included was a booklet, containing liner notes written by some of the most respected historians of the genre, photographs of the artists, and information on the songs (writers, performers and peak position on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart (or other charts as appropriate)).

1 –Del Shannon Runaway

2 –Chris Kenner I Like It Like That

3 –The Shirelles Dedicated To The One I Love

4 –Gary "U.S." Bonds* Quarter To Three

5 –The Tokens The Lion Sleeps Tonight

6 –The Capris There's A Moon Out Tonight

7–The Marcels Blue Moon

8 –The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow

9 –Bobby Lewis Tossin' And Turnin'

10 –The Miracles Shop Around

11 –The Jive Five My True Story

12 –Dion Runaround Sue

13 –Ernie K-Doe Mother-In-Law 

14 –Dee Clark Raindrops

15 –Joey Dee And The Starlighters Peppermint Twist

16 –Del Shannon Hats Off To Larry

17 –Little Caesar And The Romans Those Oldies But Goodies

18 –The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman

19 –Ben E. King Stand By Me

20 –Ral Donner You Don't Know What You've Got

21 –Dick And Dee Dee The Mountain's High

22 –Shep And The Limelites Daddy's Home

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