Numerous odes to summer are enshrined in pop music history, from Gershwin to the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, to Eddie Cochran’s 1958 “Summertime Blues” –the grandaddy of summertime rock ‘n’ roll.

Cochran’s version of “Summertime Blues” was so great that the song became a hit all over again, in 1968, by San Francisco Bay Area rockers Blue Cheer, and it reached the top of the Country chart in 1994 via Alan Jackson’s cover.

But it was July 21, 1958 when the original version was released and summer would never be the same again.

“Workin’ all summer just to try an’  earn a dollar.”