Bill Haley & His Comets

Formed 1952, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. William John Clifton Haley Jr, b. 6 Jul 1925 (Highland Park, Michigan), d. 9 Feb 1981; former founder of the Saddlemen (1949).
Label: Brunswick
Musicians: Bill Haley (vcls, gtr); Danny Cedrone (ld gtr); Johnny Grande (pno); Billy Williamson (stl gtr); Marshall Lytle (dbl bs); Panama Francis (drms); Joey D'Ambrosia (tnr sx)
Producers: Milt Gabler
Writers: Charles E. Calhoun
05338 Shake, Rattle And Roll 11 Dec 1954 13-13-10-10 Pts: 86
    from the album Rock Around The Clock (Jun 1956)  
    15 Jan 1955 4-7-4-10-7-9-16-15-19 Pts: 228
Musicians: Bill Haley (vcls, gtr); Danny Cedrone (ld gtr); Johnny Grande (pno); Billy Williamson (stl gtr); Marshall Lytle (dbl bs); Billy Gussak (drms); Joey D'Ambrosia (tnr sx)
Writers: Jimmy De Knight /Max Freedman
05317 Rock Around The Clock 25 Dec 1954 19-17 Pts: 30
    sales: 1392000; from the album Rock Around The Clock (Jun 1956)  
    8 Oct 1955 13-8-7-4-2-3-1-1-1-2-2-2-1 Pts: 692
    14 Jan 1956 6-8-14-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-17-13-12-8-9-8-5-8-14-13-15-xx-24-25-xx-25 Pts: 360
    19 Jan 1957 27-22 Pts: 24
    30 Mar 1968 42-20-24-33-32-29-26-30-35-44-44 Pts: 102
    9 Mar 1974 38-32-27-20-17-12-13-19-31-35 Pts: 129
Musicians: Bill Haley (vcls, gtr); Franny Beecher (ld gtr); Johnny Grande (pno); Billy Williamson (stl gtr); Marshall Lytle (dbl bs); Billy Gussak (drms); Joey Amrose [=Joey D'Ambrosia] (tnr sx)
Writers: Jimmy Ayre/Mildred Phillips/Bix Reichner
05405 Mambo Rock 9 Apr 1955 14-16 Pts: 36
    from the album Rock Around The Clock (Jun 1956)  
Musicians: Bill Haley (vcls, gtr); Franny Beecher (ld gtr); Johnny Grande (pno); Billy Williamson (stl gtr); Al Rex (dbl bs); Cliff Leeman (drms); Rudy Pompilli (tnr sx)
Writers: Bill Haley
05509 Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie 24 Dec 1955 21-5 Pts: 47
    Original: Treniers (1953); from the album Rock Around The Clock (Jun 1956)  
    14 Jan 1956 4-7-6-6-15-19 Pts: 160
Musicians: Bill Haley (vcls, gtr); Franny Beecher (ld gtr); Johnny Grande (pno); Billy Williamson (stl gtr); Al Rex (dbl bs); Ralph Jones (drms); Rudy Pompilli (tnr sx)
Writers: R. Guidry
05530 See You Later, Alligator 3 Mar 1956 9-7-7-8-7-8-8-11-10-13-16-22-23-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-21-19-20-20-12-15-18-25 Pts: 413
    Original: Bobby Charles (1956)  
Musicians: Bill Haley (vcls, gtr); Franny Beecher (ld gtr); Johnny Grande (pno); Billy Williamson (stl gtr); Al Rex (dbl bs); Cliff Leeman (drms); Rudy Pompilli (tnr sx)
Writers: Bill Haley/Milt Gabler
05565 The Saints Rock'N'Roll 19 May 1956 23-10-7-6-6-6-5-13-17-13-12-11-10-12-10-10-13-11-11-16-11-17-16-24 Pts: 527
LAT 8177 Rock Around The Clock LP 28 Jul 1956 5-xx-xx-xx-4-3-3-2-2-3-4-3-3-5-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-5-5-4 Pts: 194
    26 Jan 1957 5-3 Pts: 26
Musicians: Bill Haley (vcls, gtr); Franny Beecher (ld gtr); Johnny Grande (pno); Billy Williamson (stl gtr); Al Rex (dbl bs); Ralph Jones (drms); Rudy Pompilli (tnr sx)
Producers: Milt Gabler
Writers: Bill Haley/Arret 'Rusty' Keefer
05582 Rockin' Through The Rye 11 Aug 1956 9-6-5-4-5-3-4-5-9-6-7-6-5-7-11-17-17-21-xx-xx-19 Pts: 534
    from the album Rock'n'Roll Stage Show (Nov 1956)  
    12 Jan 1957 29-20-28 Pts: 34
Musicians: Bill Haley (vcls, gtr); Franny Beecher (ld gtr); Johnny Grande (pno); Billy Williamson (stl gtr); Marshall Lytle (dbl bs); Billy Gussak (drms); Joey Amrose [=Joey D'Ambrosia] (tnr sx)
Writers: Charles E. Calhoun
05453 Razzle Dazzle 8 Sep 1956 29-28-17-13-17-15-24-24 Pts: 114
    from the album Rock Around The Clock (Jun 1956)  
Musicians: Bill Haley (vcls, gtr); Franny Beecher (ld gtr); Johnny Grande (pno); Billy Williamson (stl gtr); Al Rex (dbl bs); Ralph Jones (drms); Rudy Pompilli (tnr sx)
LAT 8139 Rock'n'Roll Stage Show LP 13 Oct 1956 5-1-2-2-3-5-xx-3-3 Pts: 126
    3 Nov 1956 30 Pts: 10
Writers: Bob Blackwell/John Marascalco
05615 Rip It Up 3 Nov 1956 21-6-8-5-4-4-6-9-9 Pts: 259
    12 Jan 1957 11-15-18-14-18-30-24-30 Pts: 121
Writers: Al Pompilli/Bill Haley
05616 Rudy's Rock 17 Nov 1956 30-xx-xx-28-26-30-27 Pts: 52
    from the album Rock'n'Roll Stage Show (Nov 1956)  
Label: London
Writers: Harry Crafton/Don Keene/Doc Bagby
HLF 8371 Rock The Joint 26 Jan 1957 20-21-22-25 Pts: 51
    Original: Jimmy Preston; Rerecording of single originally released 1952.  
Label: Brunswick
Producers: Milt Gabler
Writers: Robert Kent/Fred Karger
05640 Don't Knock The Rock 2 Feb 1957 15-7-8-12-15-12-16-21 Pts: 162
Label: London
HAF 2037 Rock The Joint LP 9 Feb 1957 5 Pts: 11

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