Rock Around The Clock

Written by on February 9, 2018


9th February 1981, American singer and musician Bill Haley who became known as the first Rock ‘n’ Roll star, was found dead, fully clothed on his bed at his home in Harlingen, Texas from a heart attack, aged 55. He scored the 1955 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Around the Clock’ as well as ‘See You Later, Alligator’, ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’, ‘Rocket 88’, ‘Skinny Minnie’, and ‘Razzle Dazzle’. Haley was blinded in his left eye as a child due to a botched operation and later adopted his distinctive spit-curl hairstyle to distract attention from his blind eye. More here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/rock_around_the_clock

Rock Around The Clock

As Bill Haley and his Comets he had the 1955 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Around The Clock.’ Haley was one of the earliest acts to bring rock and roll to the attention of white America and the rest of the world. He sold over 60 million records during his career.


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