Charlie Gracie ’52 is one of a diminishing number of rock-n-roll innovators who continues to perform. He became the first recording star of the “Rock Era” to emerge from South Philly. In ’57, his “Butterfly” topped the American and British charts. Then came “Fabulous’, “Ninety-Nine Ways”, ‘Wandering Eyes” and “ I Love You So Much it Hurts”. Charlie appeared on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show, and Alan Freed’s TV Special. He headlined at the Brooklyn Paramount, The Casino Royale in Washington and The 500 Club in Atlantic City. Charlie has played around the world and in 1998 was voted into Great Britain’s Rock -N-Roll Hall of Fame. His superb guitar playing elicited the highest praises from music legends ex-Beatles George Harrison and Paul McCartney.