ROCK OF AGES

Latest update on 14/02/2018

Artist: United States Marine Band
Author: Augustus Montague Toplady/Thomas Hastings
Label: Archeophone
Year: 1895

Words (by Toplady) from 1763, music (by Hastings) from 1830. Hymn first published in 1775. May have been written after being trapped by a storm in Burrington Combe (Mendip Hills, England) while Toplady was a preacher in nearby Blandon. Where he sheltered is known as the Rock Of Ages.

Covers:

1898:

Steve Porter [just as the Original reissued on Waxing The Gospel]

1899:

Albert Campbell

1904:

Henry Burr

1906:

Trinity Choir

1913:

Edison Mixed Quartet

1914:

Alma Gluck & Louise Homer

1928:

Blind Willie Davis

1956:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

1959:

Pat Boone

1960:

Ray Price

1960:

Mahalia Jackson

1961:

Jordanaires

1964:

Laurel Aitken

1967:

Stanley Brothers

1967:

Ella Fitzgerald

1971:

Delaney & Bonnie & Friends

1973:

Lawrence Welk

1974:

Oscar Brand

1975:

Johnny Cash

1990:

Bob Dylan

1996:

Narvel Felts

2005:

Amy Grant [with Vince Gill]

2006:

Alabama

2018:

Johnny Dowd

Contact


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