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Bill Haley Hits Britain

Tony Brown, Melody Maker, 9 February 1957

AT 2.55PM on Tuesday, the organised and highly publicised reception for Bill Haley looked like being a flop. A few couples, exhorted by precariously perched cameramen, jived dispiritedly between puddles in Southampton Docks to a rock 'n' roll band. Damp Welcome-Haley banners were held apathetically aloft.

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