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I ROLL 'N' ROCK AROUND TH' CLOCK
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Blue and Pink octagonal clock centered between red text over white background. 

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MADE IN U.S.A. GREEN DUCK CO CHICAGO

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“I Roll ‘n’ rock around th’ clock” is a reference to the famous song "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and his Comets. This song was the first “Rock ‘n’ Roll” song: a song that combined country with rhythm and blues and western swing. The song took some time to rise to fame. When first released by Bill Haley’s personal record label, Sunny Dae, the record label flopped. Billy Haley and his comets kept working on the timing and rhythm until it became the well-known song recognized today. It’s inclusion in the film Blackboard Jungle helped boost it to world fame, and some critics state that this association with the song and youth truancy and deviation in the film was the origin of rock ‘n’ roll’s correlation with rebellious teenage behavior.

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Barnett, D. (2021). 'Rock Around The Clock'. Retrieved 11 February 2021, from https://www.npr.org/2000/07/01/1076106/rock-around-the-clock

Myers, M. (2015). The Rocking 60th Anniversary of Teenage Rebellion. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rocking-60th-anniversary-of-teenage-reb...

Stanley, B. (2014). Bill Haley: Rock Around the Clock – the world's first rock anthem. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/22/bill-haley-rock-around-the...

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