"Jailhouse Rock"- Elvis Presley "The warden threw a party in the county jail. The prison band was there and they began to wail. The band was jumpin and the joint began to swing. You should've heard those knocked out jailbirds sing. Lets rock, everybody, lets rock. Everybody in the whole cell block Was dancin to the jailhouse rock."
JAILHOUSE ROCK was the title track of the 1957 film and was written by Jerry Leiber (above right) and Mike Stoller (above left), who also composed Hound Dog. The song was a UK No1 for three weeks. The Purple Gang mentioned in the lyrics was a real criminal mob.