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60th Anniversary of New Jersey rock classic

Here's an article from the Star Ledger about the debut of the song "Rock Around the Clock" during the 1954 Memorial Day weekend. The place was Wildwood, and the group was Bill Haley and the Comets. Lisa Rose, the reporter, says it was "two minutes of syncopated euphoria that ushered in a decade of pop upheaval."

Is this an event worthy of NJ's 350th anniversary? Read the article and decide for yourself.