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For this Comet…the Rockin’ Clock Doesn’t Stop!


For this Comet, the rockin’ clock just doesn’t stop as Johnny Kay, lead guitarist for Bill Haley & The Comets, has just released a CD of brand new songs in the great style of the 50s and 60s.


“Rock ‘N’ Roll is still with us today, grander and more varied than ever,” said Johnny Kay. “I remember 1953 when there was no such thing. Then in 1954, I heard ‘Crazy Man Crazy’ by Bill Haley & The Comets. What’s that sound I asked myself? That’s when I decided to learn guitar and I’m still rockin’ today!”


At the age of 14, Kay took up the guitar and by 16 formed a band call “The Sensational Youngsters”. They played in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware where they would sneak in some of that new rock ‘N’ roll to the delight of teens and dismay of parents. In 1959 the band's manager changed the name to “Johnny Kay’s Rockets” and opportunity came knocking.


“I got a call from a man claiming to be Bob Hayes, manger of Bill Haley,” remembers Kay. “Hayes said Haley wanted to catch our group. I didn’t think it would happen but it did at the VFW post on a Saturday evening. However, when Haley left after only two numbers I thought that was the end. It was only the beginning. In May of 1960 I auditioned and by the age of 20, I was playing guitar with Bill Haley & the Comets and traveling the world."  His recording of "Rock Around the Clock” set in motion the ROCK ‘N’ ROLL phenomenon that is still with us today. For over a decade I traveled the planet having a ball playing the songs that started the "Big Beat". It's an experience that I will never forget


Today this rocker is still rockin’ with a new CD called, "Songs from the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll" - in the great style of early rock. 

An anthology of Johnny Kay's work as a Comet called "Tale of a Comet" is also being released in Europe - in June - on "Hydra Records". It also includes some new recordings & new European release "Rockabilly Bill".

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NEW Anthology CD - Now Available
POSTED BY: JKRockets POSTED ON: 11 Nov 2009 05:11 AM

You can now purchace the import Hydra CD - Johnny Kay "Tale of a Comet" - on our web site (www.jkrockrts.com). There is a limited supply here in the USA. This anthology CD inludes 29 songs inlcluding 11 new songs & some unreleased songs from the 50's. It also included a 24 page booklet with some very rare photos & the history of of this early Rock 'N' Roll artist & Bill Haley & the Comets.



"Songs From The Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll" by JK Rockets (Rock Artist from Delaware(DE))
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 10 Nov 2009 06:42 PM

RadioIndy is pleased to present JK Rockets with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Songs From The Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll "

"Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll" by the trio known as Jk Rockets takes listeners on a euphoric trip back to the classic era of rockabilly. The flagships of this CD - superior instrumentation, authentic vocal performances, and top-notch production - meld to create a collection that is nostalgically irresistible and delightfully energetic. The light-hearted and groovy "Text Me Baby" highlights the highly refined musicianship and cleverly composed lyrics displayed on this record. "Brand New Me" slows down the pace a bit, seducing listeners with a contagious blues vibe. Furthermore, the anthem like "Never 2 Late 2 Rock" reinforces the theme of this work, while delivering a powerhouse rock performance filled with brilliant guitar leads and solos. Fans of roots rock, blues, and country marked by relentless energy and excitement will discover a new era of musical euphoria with "Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll."

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POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 09 Sep 2009 04:08 PM

Band Name: JK Rockets
Featured Single: Text Me Baby
Album: Songs From The Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll Roots
Genre: Rock
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"Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 29 Jun 2009 07:55 PM

"Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll" by the trio known as Jk Rockets takes listeners on a euphoric trip back to the classic era of rockabilly. The flagships of this CD - superior instrumentation, authentic vocal performances, and top-notch production - meld to create a collection that is nostalgically irresistible and delightfully energetic. The light-hearted and groovy "Text Me Baby" highlights the highly refined musicianship and cleverly composed lyrics displayed on this record. "Brand New Me" slows down the pace a bit, seducing listeners with a contagious blues vibe. Furthermore, the anthem like "Never 2 Late 2 Rock" reinforces the theme of this work, while delivering a powerhouse rock performance filled with brilliant guitar leads and solos. Fans of roots rock, blues, and country marked by relentless energy and excitement will discover a new era of musical euphoria with "Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll."

-Xavier and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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JK ROCKETS: Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 08 Jun 2009 07:00 AM

JK ROCKETS: Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll

 JK ROCKETS: Songs From the Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll

 Roots & Early Rock 'N' Roll.

 Recommended if you like Stray Cats, Bill Haley, The Comets.

CD price: $12.99 / MP3 price: $9.99



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