about two years ago I wrote in this column my fond memories of the appearance there of Bill Haley and his Comets
in 1956 or 1957.
1955: Bill Haley and his Comets
went to No 1 in the US pop charts with Rock Around The Clock.
99), my literary friend Peter Finch recalls the time Bill Haley and his Comets
came to Cardiff.
The audience erupted, screaming their heads off, dancing in the aisles and some even on their seats and that is all I ever heard of Bill Haley and his Comets
It was first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights on March 20, 1954, but the best-known and most successful rendition was recorded by Bill Haley and His Comets
in 1954, for the American Decca label.
Featuring a cast of singers, dancers and musicians, Rock Around the Clock is a non-stop hit-parade of rock 'n' roll classics including music from Buddy Holly, Bill Haley and His Comets
, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, The Platters and Jerry Lee Lewis.
I recall the Rainbow coffee bar in Shaftmoor Lane where we used to meet, with the jukebox playing Bill Haley and his Comets
, Pat Boone, Frankie Lane, the Platters and many more.
Johnny Grande, an original member of Bill Haley and His Comets
who played piano on their hit "Rock Around the Clock," died June 3 in Clarksville, Tenn.
Since Bill Haley and His Comets
first introduced America to the driving, sensual rhythms and coy double-entendre lyrics that have become popular music's stock in trade, rock 'n' roll has evolved into a number of distinct styles, including the "acid" rock of the drug-soaked sixties, the nihilistic mayhem of punk and heavy metal, the brazen misogyny of rap, and the hypnotic repetitiveness of techno.
As a composer and arranger at Atlantic Records in the 1940s and 1950s, he worked with artists such as Big Joe Turner on Shake, Rattle & Roll, which was later popularised by Bill Haley and His Comets
, and Ray Charles on It Should Have Been Me.
1957: Bill Haley and His Comets
arrived in London at the start of their British tour and received a wildly enthusiastic welcome.
After a short interval, on came Bill Haley and his Comets
to rapturous applause.