The audience erupted, screaming their heads off, dancing in the aisles and some even on their seats and that is all I ever heard of Bill Haley
and his Comets live.
1954: Bill Haley
recorded Rock Around The Clock, the first record to sell a million in Britain alone.
Cliff Richard, the Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Lulu, Tommy Cooper, Morecambe and Wise, Dusty Springfield, Bill Haley
and The Searchers are among the big names.
And then Bill Haley
and the Comets arrived with Rock Around The Clock in the hit 1955 film, Blackboard Jungle.
When I worked atWyman's book stall on platform two of the general station, I was lucky to meet many stars, such as Bill Haley
, MartyWilde, Frankie Vaughan and Shirley Bassey.
I recall the Rainbow coffee bar in Shaftmoor Lane where we used to meet, with the jukebox playing Bill Haley
and his Comets, Pat Boone, Frankie Lane, the Platters and many more.
She didn't want to miss the next part of the celebration--a concert by a band called Bill Haley
and the Comets.
Since Bill Haley
and His Comets first introduced America to the driving, sensual rhythms and coy double-entendre lyrics that have become popular music's stock in trade, rock 'n' roll has evolved into a number of distinct styles, including the "acid" rock of the drug-soaked sixties, the nihilistic mayhem of punk and heavy metal, the brazen misogyny of rap, and the hypnotic repetitiveness of techno.
Aside from references to occasional opposition to military service, Poiger does not demonstrate that the kids who raced motorcycles, wore ducktails or tight sweaters, and rioted outside Bill Haley
concerts saw themselves as rebels against the political system, gender norms, or reigning cultural hierarchies.
Then a white group with a country-music background, Bill Haley
and the Comets, began to record R&B songs.
and in went several lesser-known songs and recordings by other artists such as Bill Haley
and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The songs are: ``1999,'' Prince (of course); ``American Pie,'' Don McLean; ``Smells Like Teen Spirit,'' Nirvana; ``Beat It,'' Michael Jackson; ``Holiday,'' Madonna; ``Satisfaction,'' The Rolling Stones; ``Love Me Tender,'' Elvis Presley; ``Stairway to Heaven,'' Led Zeppelin; ``Rock Around the Clock,'' Bill Haley
& His Comets; and ``She Loves You,'' The Beatles.
The more we see of the terrific Sixties drama series, The Beat Goes On, the more it reminds me of Bill Haley
First up, rock'n'roll legend Bill Haley
and his band the The Comets, above, were in concert in Newcastle.
Later stars included Bill Haley
, Jerry Lee Lewis and Gene Vincent plus up and coming English groups like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Move.