Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bill Haley and His Comets

Bill Haley
According to wikipedia this band scored a rock and roll hit in 1953.           

I can't find it charted or they would have been placed under 53 instead of 54.

Background info                        

      Bill Haley's Web site

In 1954, Bill Haley was a big hit with the teenagers of America. I can speak to the preteen's and we thought the music was fun. 
Bill Haley 

That's what interested a nine year old more than music. I mean the guy had a spit curl and his base player could ride his axe like a stick horse. Made sense to us.

Utube videos

On a more serious side, Haley was from "up north" yet he was doing the same thing as Carl Perkins, Elvis and other mid-south acts. He was converting from being a white country group to rockabilly by doing rhythm and blues songs in an upbeat manner. 

Bill Haley rocking around the clock

I would love to know if there was any communication between all these innovators or if each came to the same conclusions independently.

As usual I won't go into a lot of detail about Mr. Haley or his Comets. This blog is here to remind the public of who did what and when. We offer you links to the music and background information. The rest is up to the reader.
Bill Haley and His Comets

Bill Haley and His Comets

Bill Haley,  first rock and roller.

Enjoy the music...they will definitely get your toe to tapping.

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