Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

September 8, 2009


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Strasbourg, France, November 7, 1958: Rock 'n' roll pioneer Bill Haley plays for an enthusiastic crowd at Strasbourg. Haley's music, while rather tame by 2009 standards, sparked a riot in Berlin in October that drew condemnation of the genre from both East and West; later in November, problems at his first performance in Barcelona resulted in the cancellation of the rest of his shows there.