The theme song to the TV programme "Whatever happened to the likely lads" included the line "..is the only thing to look forward to, the past?" In the world of popular music the answer is a most emphatic yes!
So here are a few more from the past and they were all the seeds from which the 1960s 'beat boom' grew.
Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke - What A Wonderful World (Official Lyric Video)
Del Shannon - Runaway (HQ STUDIO/1961)
Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven (Belgium TV, 1965) - HD
Maybe Baby - Buddy Holly
Fats Domino and His Orchestra jambalaya
Spanish Harlem - Ben E King
Ben E King - Stand By Me - Prince's Trust All Stars Band - Live - 1987