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Bill Haley

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Bill Haley Hits Britain

Report by 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 ...

Wild Bill Haley

Report and Interview by Michael Lydon, Rolling Stone, 9 November 1967

THERE HE WAS, Wild Bill Haley, fifteen years older but not showing a day of it, his spit curl firmly in place on the forehead ...

Bill Haley & the Comets, Duane Eddy: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 11 May 1968

The Great Leap Backwards! ...

Bill Haley: A Piece of Gold in my Pocket

Profile by Philip Norman, The Sunday Times, 1976

CLOSE TO his 50th birthday, Bill Haley seems to be in excellent repair. ...

Bill Haley: The Guardian Of Rock 'N' Roll

Profile and Interview by Martin Hawkins, Melody Maker, 7 April 1979

MARCH 1979, and rock king Bill Haley's in town, almost a quarter of a century since he recorded 'Rock Around The Clock', and 22 years ...

Bill Haley & His Comets: The Decca Years And More

Review by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, 19 April 1991

TO A CONTEMPORARY listener already mystified by '50s rock 'n' roll. Bill Haley might be the greatest mystery of all. Elvis's success is easy to ...

Bill Haley: Indisputably The First

Retrospective by Colin Escott, Goldmine, 19 April 1991

It was, as writer Nick Tosches observed, "one of the first instances of a white boy really getting down to the art of hep." ...

Jim Dawson: Rock Around the Clock - The Record that Started the Rock Revolution

Book Review by Steven R Rosen, Denver Post, June 2005

DID HOLLYWOOD create rock 'n' roll? That sounds like a strange, ridiculous and even offensive question to anyone who likes rock and all its musical ...

Bill Haley and His Comets: 'Rock Around The Clock'

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black,, July 2007

12 April 1954: At Decca Records' Pythian Temple Studio, New York City, Bill Haley and His Comets record 'Rock Around The Clock' and 'Thirteen Women'. ...

Bill Haley

Retrospective by David Burke, Vintage Rock, Summer 2013

BILL HALEY was an unlikely pioneer of the rock'n'roll revolution. Even in his pomp he looked like your dad. ...

Bill Haley: 'Rock Around the Clock' – the world's first rock anthem

Retrospective by Bob Stanley, The Guardian, 22 May 2014

The 1950s made stars of Elvis, Little Richard and Fats Domino, but Bill Haley & His Comets are rock'n'roll's forgotten pioneers. ...

Bill Haley Jnr & Peter Benjaminson: Crazy Man Crazy – The Bill Haley Story

Book Review by Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, April 2019

IT WAS MY misfortune to see Bill Haley on stage for the first and only time in November 1979, about 15 months before he died, ...


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