Bill Haley

Bill Haley

William John Clifton "Bill" Haley ( /ˈheɪliː/; July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was one of the first American rock and roll musicians. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets (inspired by Halley's Comet) and million selling hits such as, "Rock Around the Clock", "See You Later Alligator", and "Shake Rattle and Roll". He has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

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The History Of Rock And Roll Contents - The 1950s - Bill Haley & His Comets
... Bill Haley His Comets - Shake, Rattle and Roll (1954) Bill Haley His Comets - Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie (1955) Bill Haley His Comets - Crazy, Man, Crazy (1953) Bill Haley His ...
1950s To Early 1960s: The "First Wave" of Australian Rock
... During the Fifties luthier Bill May expanded his Maton guitar company, becoming one of the first local manufacturers of the new electric guitars and amplifiers ... Ella Fitzgerald, Artie Shaw, Nat King Cole, Johnnie Ray, Frank Sinatra, Bill Haley The Comets, Little Richard, Buddy Holly The Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis ... Festival Records grabbed an early lead in rock'n'roll by releasing Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" in Australia in 1956 after the single had been turned down EMI/Decca ...
Bill Haley - Quotations
... NME - October 1955 There has to be a Cadillac music and a Ford music ... Tchaikovsky and Bach is Cadillac music, while we play more down-to-earth Ford music ...
Art Ryerson - Studio Session Guitarist
... He played guitar on recording sessions with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bill Haley, Peggy Lee, Red Norvo, Fats Waller, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Errol Garner, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Mildred Bailey ... Ryerson played electric lead guitar on seminal recordings made by Bill Haley, when he began recording as Bill Haley with Haley's Comets ... chart." Ryerson played lead guitar on Bill Haley classics such as "Crazy Man, Crazy", "What'cha Gonna Do?", "Fractured", "Pat-a-Cake", "Live It Up", "Farewell, So Long, Goodbye", "Ten Little Indians", "I'll Be ...
Bill Haley's Chicks
... Bill Haley's Chicks was the eighth album of rock and roll recordings by Bill Haley His Comets for Decca Records, Decca 8821 ... the album was the third "theme" album Haley recorded for Decca, following Rockin' the Oldies (rock and roll versions of standards) and Rockin' Around the ... Betty", co-written by Bill Haley and released as a Decca 45 single, featured a solo vocal by Haley's steel guitar player, Billy Williamson ...

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