Queen Elizabeth, Teenybopper

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Courier Mail Wednesday 19 September 1956

The Queen sees Rock 'n' roll Film

London. September 18. (AAP)- Queen Elizabeth has asked to see the film “Rock Around the Clock” which has led to rock 'n' roll disturbances in several British towns.

A copy of the film was sent from London yesterday to Balmoral, where the Queen is on holiday, the Daily Mirror said today.

The Daily Express reported that showings of “Rock Around the Clock” has been banned by country councils in Stockport, Cheshire, and Gloucestershire yesterday.

But at Burt St. Edmunds in Suffolk, no objections were raised by members of a watch committee after a private showing of the film.

Sir Malcolm Sargeant, conductor of the BBC symphony orchestra, said to day that rock 'n' roll music was “nothing more than an exhibition of primitive tom tom thumping, and was ‘centuries old’. It was not ‘new and wonderful’ as many young people thought. It had been played in the jungles for centuries.”

At age 86, Queen Elizabeth reminds no one of a rocker--although she does hand out a lot of knighthoods to musicians. But in 1956, at age 30, she could really groove.


She was obviously remembering those days in 1979, when she and Bill Haley reconnected for the first time in nearly 25 years.


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     Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 04, 2012
     Category: Music | Royalty | 1950s | Europe

Good for her. And time will show those stupid critics when (if) they get old that thier cherished music and memories will be an embarassement to the next generation, and so on and so forth, generation after generation. Remember sneer faces, Mozart was the Rock and Roll superstar of his age. Just think, "Love Me Do" will be the '5th Symphony' of a future generation.
Posted by Jim on 12/04/12 at 09:45 AM
I remember Lizzy showing a little hustle and leg in a picture essay about her visit to troops on a Royal Navy ship during the Big War. I came across it at the grandparents' house when I was a wee lad.

You are the sun
You are the only one
My heart is blue
My heart is blue for you
Be my, be my, be my little rock and roll queen
Be my, be my, be my little rock and roll queen
Posted by KDP on 12/04/12 at 09:48 AM
Sorry, I just can't get interested in "The Royals".
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/04/12 at 10:09 AM
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