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APOLLO 800; MARCH, 1950

 
 

 

Another new arrival on the rock scene – and not surprisingly given the era we’re in it’s yet another tenor sax player.

The odds of any newcomer actually making a sizable dent in rock ‘n’ roll’s evolution of course is statistically pretty small, there’s just too many artists… too many records… for most neophytes to even be noticed unless they’re just so startlingly great that your head gets turned by them from the minute they walk on stage.

But while Willis Jackson would never score a national hit himself that doesn’t mean he wasn’t a vital presence on countless hits for others and, all things considered, one of the more notable figures of 1950’s rock ‘n’ roll even if few people in the listening audience realized his importance at the time.
 
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