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BILL HALEY'S COMETS
BILL HALEY and his COMETS first burst onto the music scene in the early 1950's and were one of the earliest groups of white musicians to bring rock and roll to the attention of white America and the rest of the world. With Haley’s signature split curl haircut and the band’s matching plaid dinner jackets and super energetic stage presence, many fans consider them to be as revolutionary in the 1950’s as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were in the 1960’s.
In 1955, BILL HALEY and his COMETS' “Rock Around The Clock” was featured in the smash teen movie “Blackboard Jungle” catapulting the song to #1. The Comets themselves starred in two of the first ever movies about the rock music revolution titled “Rock Around The Clock” and “Don’t Knock The Rock”. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, The Comets toured the world, performed for Queen Elizabeth II and were featured regularly on “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.” BILL HALEY and his COMETS continued cranking out hit after hit for their fans including “See Ya Later, Alligator” “Rip It Up” “Rock the Joint” and “Crazy Man Crazy”. They received a huge career resurgence in the 1970’s when their music was featuring prominently in the movie “American Graffiti” and the hugely popular TV show “Happy Days”.
In the 21st Century, BILL HALEY’S COMETS live performances feature the same high energy and raucous rockabilly sound the band has always been famous for. The band was kept alive since Bill's passing in 1981 by Drummer John "Bam Bam" Lane and is now lead by long time Comet and lead vocalist Lenny Longo,. According to Longo, their “mission is to keep the Comets music and tradition alive with an enthusiasm that would have made Bill very proud of the current Comets.” .
With fans from 1 to 100 BILL HALEY’S COMETS continue to perform over 100 shows a year at clubs, theatres, fairs and casinos all over the world for rock and roll fans of all ages. The response to their energetic live performances and hit packed live show is always fantastic, with standing ovations and screams for encore after encore.
" ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK "
" SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL "
" SEE YA LATER, ALLIGATOR "
" ROCK THE JOINT "
" CRAZY, MAN CRAZY "
" RAZZLE DAZZLE "
" SKINNY MINNIE "
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