Bill Haley & His Comets Appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1954

Rock Around the Clock
#1in 1955


Bill Haley & His Comets was an American rock and roll band that was founded in 1952 and continued until Haley's death in 1981. The original members of this group were Haley, pianist and accordion player Johnny Grande and steel guitarist Billy Williamson. Al Thompson was the group's first bass player. In early 1954 they recorded Rock around the Clock which met with moderate success. With the release of the film Blackboard Jungle in March 1955 using Rock around the Clock as the soundtrack, Bill Haley and his Comets hit the big time. Bill Haley after a large tour in Europe, returned to his home in Harlingen, Texas where he died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack on February 9, 1981.
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