bill haley and his comets

bill haley and his comets

1955 HITS ARCHIVE: Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets (a #1 record)

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(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock (De Knight-Freedman) by Bill Haley And His Comets (CD audio source) First recorded by Sonny Dae in March of 1954, the future "national anthem of rock 'n roll" was soon thereafter waxed by Haley in his first session for Decca Records on April 12th. Upon its release, the single charted briefly on Cash Box (but not on Billboard, despite website entries to the contrary) and then lay mostly dormant through the end of the year. But in the spring of '55, once people heard it played over the titles of the hit movie "Blackboard Jungle," Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" exploded, spending 8 weeks atop Billboard's best-sellers chart, and eventually selling a purported 25 million copies worldwide. Other 1955 Bill Haley hits included in this collection: "Dim Dim The Lights" "Mambo Rock" "Razzle-Dazzle" and "Burn That Candle." THE 1955 HITS ARCHIVE - here in one place, a high-quality library of best-sellers and songs that made an impact, presented in clean, original-release versions (no remakes, alternate takes, or "re-processed stereo") MusicProf78 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Musicprof78/689903871053047