Bill Haley (July 6, 1925 - February 9, 1981) was a leading and pioneering figure in rock and roll history. He started out as a country music singer in the 1940s, gradually incorporated more R&B into his style, and by the early 1950s broke into rock and roll with "Crazy, Man, Crazy" (1953) and other songs.
Haley's best known songs include "Shake, Rattle And Roll" (1954), "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" (1955, 1974 re-release) and "See You Later, Alligator" (1956). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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Bill Haley And His Comets perform "Rock Around The Clock" on The Ed Sullivan Show (August 7, 1955).
Available on the following DVDs: Rock n' Roll Forever; A Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th Anniversary Special; (more)
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Bill Haley And His Comets
- (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock 1955
(This song, which topped the charts, was featured in the 1955 movie, "Blackboard Jungle," starring Glenn Ford. It was also used as the opening theme for the TV sitcom, "Happy Days," which ran from 1974-1984. Due to its popularity from the show, "Rock Around The Clock" recharted in 1974.)
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