we join pubs and bars around the world to celebrate the
50 year anniversary of the first ever Rock and Roll hangover.
the recording of Elvis Presley's "That's All Right"
- widely regarded as the first Rock and Roll recording,
on July 5, 1954 - Engineer, Bud Thompson, and radio
station DJ, Jeb 'Turntables' Brash, drank heavily until
the early hours of the morning.
75 year old Brash recalled yesterday: "We got completely
tanked up that night, I don't mind tellen'ya."
recollections of what was officially the contents of the
first Rock and Roll binge drinking session are muddled.
Brash claims to remember ordering 5 beers, but after that
he says the evening became just a 'warm fuzzy blur'.
seminal moment in Rock and Roll history may never now be
fully remembered as that night's bartender, George 'Fozzy'
Fosherman, died 7 years ago.
Bud Thompson: "Had I known that night that my drinking
was going down in the history books I would have kept a
note of what I consumed."
the detail of the alcohol consumption that night has probably
now been lost to history, what 'Turntables' Brash describes
as 'a god damned awful hangover' the next day is still firmly
at the front of his mind.
says: "It was a sum bitch of a hangover. My eyes were
popping out of my brain and even after drinking three pots
of coffee I couldn't drive straight. No siree. Whoa, no
kidden'ya. However, it makes me proud to now know that I
really did have, officially, the Grandaddy of all Rock and
Roll hangovers. Gee Whizz."
today, Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards, widely regarded
as having drunk more alcohol than anyone else in Rock and
Roll history, will join Bud Thompson and 'Turntables' Brash
to officially 'open' the celebrations across the world.