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Bill Haley

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William John Clifton Haley (/ˈheɪliː/; July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981), known as Bill Haley, was an American rock and roll musician. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and million-selling hits such as "Rock Around the Clock", "See You Later, Alligator", "Shake, Rattle and Roll", "Rocket 88", "Skinny Minnie", and "Razzle Dazzle". He has sold over 25 million records worldwide.

Fact file

  • Birth name: William John Clifton Haley
  • Also known as: Jack Haley, Johnny Clifton
  • Born: July 6, 1925 Highland Park, Michigan, USA
  • Died: February 9, 1981 (aged 55) Harlingen, Texas, USA
  • Genres: Rock and roll, country, rockabilly
  • Occupations: Singer-songwriter, musician, bandleader
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar, slap bass
  • Years active: 1946–1980
  • Labels: Decca, Brunswick (UK), Cowboy, Atlantic, Keystone, Center, Holiday, Essex, Warner Bros. Records, Orfeón, Dimsa, Newtown, Guest Star, Logo, APT, Gone, United Artists, Roulette, Sonet, Buddah, Antic, Arzee, London (UK)
  • Associated acts: Bill Haley & His Comets, The Down Homers

Read more about Bill Haley at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2018-03-21 11:00:37
Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 album “Rumours,” Tony Bennett’s hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” the pioneering rock song “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine’s 1987 smash “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “The Sound of Music” soundtrack, ...

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Variety, 2017-12-12 14:00:26
Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: When you were founded back in 1983, there was no question who or what rock ‘n’ roll was — it meant the founding fathers (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, B.B. King, Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Jerry ...

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What's the most innovative year ever for rock 'n' roll? Fans, critics and academics have any number of watershed years they can point to in the more than six decades of post-World War II popular music broadly defined as rock. There's 1954, the year Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock ...

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