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Bill Haley

Bill Haley
Born: Jul 6, 1925 in Highland Park, MI
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Died: Feb 9, 1981 in Harlingen, TX
Genre: Pop/Rock, Country
Biography: Bill Haley is the neglected hero of early rock & roll. Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly are ensconced in the heavens, transformed into veritable constellations in the rock music firmament, their music respected by writers and scholars as well as the record-buying public, virtually every note of music they ...Read full biography
Shake Rattle & Roll
Released: 1955
Label: CD Horizon
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It's a shame that, except for Elvis Presley's long-players, rock & roll and R&B albums just didn't sell in the early days -- those kids might have appreciated the music, but they just didn't know what ...Read full review
Rock Around The Clock [Expanded]
Released: 1956
Label: Geffen/MCA/Chess
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If this reissue doesn't confirm precisely how cool Bill Haley was -- yes, Bill Haley, checkered jacket, spit curl, and all -- then nothing will. The first great LP of the rock & roll era, Rock Around the ...Read full review
Guitarist Franny Beecher of the Comets dies
Feb 25, 8:28 AM EST
Guitarist Franny Beecher of early rock's Bill Haley and the Comets dies at 92