Each day leading up to the unveiling of the 2019 Grooveyard Great 88, we’ll share a video of one song that just missed the survey. Hear the full Great 88 on a special five hour edition of “The Grooveyard” on Saturday, December 28 from 7 PM to midnight. Check out the complete year-end schedule here.
“Dim Dim the Lights” by Bill Haley and His Comets (1955)
Even Though Haley had already chalked up several hits, including the original chart run of “Rock Around The Clock,” “Crazy Man Crazy,” and “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” this is one of his most significant recordings as it was the first R&B song recorded by a white artist to cross over to the R&B charts. American DJ Alan Freed hailed it as “the grand daddy song of rock n’ roll.”
2018: not on survey, Highest Ranking: first year on survey
Come back each day as we unwrap another song that just missed the Great 88. You can also check out first round results here. Then join host Alan Seltzer on”The Grooveyard” for the Great 88 countdown on a special five-hour show Saturday, December 28 at 7 PM until midnight. Listen to “The Grooveyard” following “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” each Saturday night at 7 PM on 88.1 FM on Long Island, by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or via the TuneIn app. or the 88.1 FM button on the WCWP app for Android or iPhones. You can also follow us on Twitter.
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