Bill Haley & the Comets had the first #1 rock and roll hit with "Rock Around the Clock" in 1954

Bill Haley & the Comets - Rock Around the Clock (released & became the first rock and roll hit)

Bill Haley (July 6, 1925 - February 9, 1981) American singer, guitarist and songwriter (Bill Haley & The Comets).

With his group Bill Haley & His Comets Haley expanded the appeal of rock and roll to a much wider audience after years of the style being relegated to the R & B and rockabilly markets.

July 9, 1955. "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley His Comets hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart, signaling the beginning of the rock era. It stayed there for 8 weeks.

July "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley His Comets hits on the U. top 40 chart, signaling the beginning of the rock era. It stayed there for 8 weeks.

Bill Haley & His Comets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A ticket from a "Colonel" Tom Parker package tour with Bill Haley & the Comets, Elvis Presley and Hank Snow.

March 20, 1955 – Evan Hunter's movie adaptation of the novel Blackboard Jungle premieres in the United States, featuring the famous single, Rock Around the Clock, by Bill Haley and His Comets. Teenagers jump from their seats to dance to the song.

April 1954 - Bill Haley & The Comets record "Rock Around The Clock" thus starting the Rock and Roll craze.

Bill Haley and the Comets1956

This day in history: June the day Bill Haley and the Comets played Vancouver

Bill Haley, December 1953

Bill Haley, December 1953

Bill Haley & His Comets

If you were born in 1955 - lucky you! You came into the world the year Bill Haley and the Comets hit big with what many say is the first hit rock and roll song - Rock Around The Clock!

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