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  Bill Haley & His Comets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bill Haley and His Comets was a rock and roll band that was founded in the 1950s and continued until Haley's death in 1981.
Bandleader Bill Haley had previously been a country performer; after recording a country and western-styled version of "Rocket 88", a rhythm and blues song, he changed musical direction to a new sound called rock and roll.
Haley hired several new musicians to take their place: Rudy Pompilli on sax, Al Rex (a Saddlemen musician prior to 1951) on double bass and Ralph Jones on drums; in addition, lead guitarist Franny Beecher, who had been a session musician for Haley since Cedrone's death, became a full-time Comet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bill_Haley_and_the_Comets   (2360 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Bill Haley and the Comets
Bill Haley and his Comets was a rock and roll band of the 50s led by guitarist Bill Haley, one of the earliest groups of white musicians to record rock and roll bring it to the attention of white America and the rest of the world.
Haley was a country performer who converted to rock and roll almost before there was such a thing.
Haley began his rock and roll career with a cover of "Rocket 88" in 1951 which sold well and was followed up a cover of a 1940s rhythm and blues song called "Rock the Joint" in 1952.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bill-Haley-and-the-Comets   (2230 words)

  
 Bill Haley & his Comets Revival
Bill Haley continued to fuse his Western Swing together with the fl Rhythm and Blues - a mixture that added great amount of success to his performances, and the first commercial hit record, a new version of Jackie Brenston's Rocket 88.
Bill Haley celebrated his biggest European success in Great Britain, where Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II came to one of his concerts during the second tour, letting him know that she was a big fan of his music.
Bill Haley and His Comets became the first mega stars of a musical style that was strictly aimed at young consumers and became the most important part of the music industry.
www.billhaley.de   (842 words)

  
 RAB Hall of Fame: Bill Haley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The little boy would be named William John Clifton Haley, but one day he would become the musical legend known as Bill Haley, and with his Comets, he would rock the concert halls of the world with the thunder of his sound and the glory of his music.
Bill Haley's disciples had yet to catch the bug, but his infectious rhythms and beat would soon be seducing their dormant talents.
Bill Haley had opened the door and torn down the barriers of musical prejudice, but like another pioneer-explorer, Christopher Columbus, Haley had little idea of the vast new worlds he had discovered and/or revealed nor the magnitude of its influence on the culture of the world in the second half of the twentieth century.
www.rockabillyhall.com /BillHaley.html   (4395 words)

  
 29¢ Bill Haley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After their first breakthrough hit, Bill Haley and the Comets recorded the chart-topper Rock Around the Clock, which sold an amazing 22 million copies after it was used in the teenage rebellion film The Blackboard Jungle.
Bill Haley, the man who had always longed for -- and perhaps most deserved -- the title of "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" continued to perform in rock revival shows both in the U.S. and abroad, but never again achieved the fame he so desired.
Bill Haley in cooperation with The Estate of William C. Haley.
www.unicover.com /EA1CAKM2.HTM   (456 words)

  
 Bill Haley tribute
Bill Haley had made his mark on music and generations of rockers would tell stories of how they were influenced by this seemingly innocent country and western star from Detroit.
Bill Haley, who performed on the revival circuit throughout the Sixties and Seventies, saw his signature song become a U.S. hit for the second time when "Rock Around the Clock" appeared on the 1974 soundtrack for American Graffiti and the hit TV show Happy Days.
Bill Haley suffered and died from a heart attack at his home in Harlingen, Texas on February 9, 1981.
www.hotshotdigital.com /tribute/BillHaley.html   (454 words)

  
 BillHaley Biography
The band was called The Saddlemen and their first record was a version of the rhythm and blues hit "Rocket 88" and prefigured Haley's later style, an amaigam of country, the blues and pop influences.
In 1952, Haley renamed his band in order to place his name outfront and came up with the clever name Bill Haley and The Comets.
For most of the Fifties, Haley was a presence on the record charts with and in teen-oriented movies.
www.hotshotdigital.com /OldRock/BillHaleyBio.html   (536 words)

  
 Bill Haley Day in Harlingen Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This time, Bill Haley Day was held during Riofest, when the city of Harlingen brings out their talented artisans to display and sell their work.
The top photo is a detail of the well known picture of Bill Haley held by his father (as seen at Melody Manor).
Pedro Haley and Bill Bragg with the Gibson in its case.
www.d4haley.com /Haley/BillHaleyDay.htm   (334 words)

  
 Bill Haley Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Haley was a shy child, perhaps due to the fact that he had been blind in his left eye since infancy.
Haley joined the group and even at this early stage was talking about combining country and pop music.
Haley fronted this group wearing a ten-gallon stetson covering his trademark kiss-curl, a hair style he developed to take attention away from his blind eye.
www.rhull.freeserve.co.uk /biography1.htm   (414 words)

  
 Bill Haley - and friends - Merry Christmas CD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The material ranges from Haley and The Saddlemen from 1951 doing 'I Don't Want To Be Alone For Christmas' and 'A Year Ago This Christmas' to The Comets recorded in Germany in 1997 doing 'Jingle Bell Rock' and 'Blue Christmas'.
Most were connected with Jack Howard's Arcade label, with which Bill Haley was associated at one point, along with Cowboy, the label Bill Haley recorded for with the Four Aces of Western Swing and the Saddlemen.
For many Bill Haley fans, the main reason for buying this album will be to obtain two of the rarest Bill Haley and the Saddlemen sides in existence.
www.nervous.co.uk /reviews/bck27109.htm   (342 words)

  
 Bill Haley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When Bill was seven, the family moved to Wilmingto Delaware, and soon after he was playing his own home-made cardboard guitar.
Decca Records signed Bill Haley and the Comets and in 1954 they recorded "Rock Around The Clock" The song was only mildly successful.
Haley's number one single "Rock Around the Clock" in 1955 was considered by most as the start of the rock era.
www.hhdarma.addr.com /biographies/haley.html   (272 words)

  
 "EXTRA!" Page 1 / Bill Haley and the Comets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For Bill Haley fans, the show is significant as "Rock Around the Clock" was used as the theme song for the first couple of years, until Pratt and McClain's "Happy Days" became a huge hit and replaced the venerable oldie.
Bill Haley's first commercially released recordings were for this label, back when he led a group called the Four Aces of Western Swing.
If you only care for Bill Haley's rock and roll, this CD may not be for you, but if you're interested in the earliest roots of rock and roll and rockabilly, this CD is a fine investment and in every way superior to the first volume.
www.rockabillyhall.com /Extra.html   (17705 words)

  
 Bill Haley @ Soundbug
Bill Haley (July 6, 1925 - February 9, 1981) was a rock and roll musician.
The relative success of the latter of these convinced Haley that he could be a successful rock and roller.
In 1952 The Saddlemen became Bill Haley & the Comets, who were important in launching the music to a wider (white) audience.
www.soundbug.com /artist/726   (151 words)

  
 Articles - Bill Haley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1982, John Swenson wrote Bill Haley: The Daddy of Rock and Roll (published in the UK under the title, Bill Haley), which is controversial among Haley fans for alleged inaccuracies.
In March 2005, the British network Sky TV reported that Tom Hanks is planning to produce a biopic on the life of Bill Haley, with production tentatively scheduled to begin in 2006.
John W. Haley, his eldest son, wrote Sound and Glory, a biography of Haley, while his youngest daughter, Gina Haley, is an up-and-coming musician based out of Los Angeles.
www.gaple.com /articles/Bill_Haley?mySession=d10e653b7aec158a0c6a0af35ccce712   (456 words)

  
 Bill Haley & His Comets @ Soundbug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Haley began his rock and roll career with a cover of "Rocket 88" in 1951 which sold well and was followed up with a Haley original "Crazy Man Crazy", a phrase he said he heard from his teenaged audience.
Furthermore, Haley's cover of "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" was a completely new performance built out of bits and pieces of the original by Big Joe Turner.
In the 60s, Bill Haley y sus cometas had continued popularity in Mexico and Latin America, selling many recordings of Spanish and Spanish flavored material and live performances.
www.soundbug.com /artist/407   (414 words)

  
 Lustig Talent Enterprises presents BILL HALEY"S COMETS featuring AL RAPPA!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The band that Bill Haley started in the 50's is still going strong today under the leadership of John "Bam Bam" Lane.
Bam Bam (a nickname given to him by Bill Haley) joined the band at the age of seventeen and soon became one of the most popular Comets of all time.
Although the Comets have cut back on the number of their performances, they still continue to do over 100 shows a year at some of the best venues in the world and the response is always fantastic with standing ovations and screams for encore after encore.
www.lustigtalent.com /html/comets.htm   (269 words)

  
 Chris Gardner' s Bill Haley Database
As well as every known recording made by Bill Haley, either under his own name, or as a member of another band, it lists recordings by other artists with a particular connection with Bill.
This is an alphabetical list of the songs which are known to have been recorded by Bill Haley, or by one of the featured related artists.
Owing to the proliferation of Bill Haley products around the World, it is impossible to keep track of all releases of his material.
thegardnerfamily.org /haley/discography/main.html   (814 words)

  
 Rock Around the Clock Tribute
Bill Haley and the Comets' seminal version of "Rock Around the Clock" celebrates its 50th anniversary on April 12th, 2004.
In early 1954, Haley finally broke away from Essex and Bill Haley and His Comets were booked for an April 12, 1954 recording session at a converted ballroom in downtown New York called the Pythian Temple, which was used by Decca to record some of its top acts.
Haley would have been 79 in the year 2004, and the original surviving 1954-1955 Comets are still performing (save for Billy Williamson, who died in 1996, Danny Cedrone, who died in 1954, and Billy Gussak who died in 1995).
www.rockabillyhall.com /RockClockTribute.html   (9128 words)

  
 Bill Haley and his Comets Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bill was born and brought up in humble circumstances, but due to his hard work, determination and above all talent, he rose to become an international superstar, performing before Presidents, Prime Ministers and Monarchs.
It has to be remembered that before Bill Haley and the Comets came on the scene there was no Rock n' Roll.
Before Bill Haley and the Comets, teenagers had no music they could claim as their own.
www.rhull.freeserve.co.uk   (707 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Sound and Glory: The Incredible Story of Bill Haley, the Father of Rock 'N' Roll and the Music That ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Haley never recorded Rock A Beatin' Boogie till an album on Decca in the late 50's, though he had written it much earlier.
The stories in the book are first-person interviews with the original band members, and many of the other people around him from his early radio days through the ups and downs of his later career.
Haley was also the first rock & roll artist to tour overseas (something Elvis never did), which he continued all the way up till the end of his career.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1878970011?v=glance   (1055 words)

  
 Bill Haley's Comets: Al Rappa, Leader   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
See Bill Haley's Comets with the Original Walking Bass Man, Al Rappa, still rock'n'rolling as they perform their hits from the 50's and 60's ♪♪
Bill Haley's Comets (also called Bill Haley and His Comets or Bill Haley and The Comets) are known as the first rock and roll band.
View rare Bill Haley and the Comets photos and posters.
haleyscomets.com   (201 words)

  
 Live On Stage, Bill Haley And His Comets Revival
This is the kind of music that gets the audience on their feet, just like in the original Bill Haley movie "Rock Around The Clock".
Of course, Bill's biggest "Rock Around The Clcok", the famous movie theme hitrecord from "Blackboard Jungle", couldn't be left out, and the revival band does a great job, even on a very well known song like this one.
End of 2000 "Bill Haley Revival" had to proove their quality of TV appearance.
www.rockabilly.nl /reviews/haleyrevival.htm   (487 words)

  
 Welcome Denton Media - Music, Electronic CV, Wedding, Photo Album, DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the summer of 1979 Bill Haley commenced work on the sessions for his final album.
Having recorded a couple of tracks over in London earlier in the year, the remainder of the album was completed at the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
To round out the package are all the Haley re-mixes done by Kenny in the late 80's.
www.dentonmedia.net   (380 words)

  
 Bill Haley and His Comets - susning.nu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bill Haley and His Comets var gruppen som myntade ordet rock'n roll när de år 1954 kom med hiten Rock around the clock.
I slutet av 1950-talet hade rock and rollen ändrats markant, mycket tack vare Elvis Presley, och typen av musik som gruppen spelade var ute.
Bill Haley dog 1981, men de medlemmar som lever idag håller The Comets levande.
www.susning.nu /Bill_Haley_and_His_Comets   (118 words)

  
 Tab Heaven.com - Guitar, Bass, Drum tabs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bill Haley And The Comets guitar, bass, drum and guitar pro tabs at this comprehensive tabs archive.
Bill Haley And The Comets @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com - [49 hits].
Bill Haley And The Comets guitar chords @ TheTabWo - [252 hits].
www.tabheaven.com /tablature.php?aid=2308   (183 words)

  
 Bill Haley and his Comets
Bill himself would not record the song until 1955.
In the early morning hours of February 9th, 1981, Bill called two of his sons, Scott and Jack, and has his last known conversations.
Bill Haley and his Comets entries in the Billboard Pop charts :
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 The Silvermen.com... Rock 'n roll wuz just playin' 'possum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bill Haley and the Comets I knew he had comets.
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Zoop asked bassist and ex-Dig Hay Zoose bandmate Bill Brown to join them and The Silvermen were formed.
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