David Essex Lights Up Midnight Special With Hit “Rock On” In 1974
Singing his one- hit- wonder, he hit out of the park, David Essex appeared on TV Show Midnight Special in ’74 and silenced the crowd with the smooth and contagious beat of “Rock On.”
“Hey shout, summertime blues, jump up and down in my blue suede shoes. Hey kids rock and roll, rock on…”
Originally written for Ringo’s inspired That’ll Be The Day, David was actually an actor at the time that also could carry a sweet tune, which ended up hitting the 70’s charts at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Interesting Fact: The “Rock On” lyrics are a tribute to the early days of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Although we love this live performance, there is nothing that compares to the natural creeping echo that follows David’s voice in studio. “Rock On” contains and spreads an infectious bodily sway that will always capture our individual rhythm.
+ Rock On Lyrics +
Hey kids rock and roll,
Rock on, oh my soul
Hey kids boogey too, did ya
Hey shout, summertime blues,
Jump up and down in my blue suede shoes
Hey kids rock and roll, rock on
And where do we go from here?
Which is the way that’s clear
Still looking for that blue jean, baby queen
Prettiest girl I’ve ever seen
See her shake on the movie screen, Jimmy Dean
James Dean, rock on