Billy Gussak

William Gussak (1920 – 1994) was an American jazz and recording session drummer, best known for being the drummer on the classic 12 April 1954 recording of "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets. Some sources incorrectly spell his name as Guesak.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1920, Died 1994

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: traps, drums

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Recordings (Results 51-64 of 64 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 61423 10-in. 11/23/1936 There's a silver moon on the Golden Gate Will Osborne and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 61424 10-in. 11/23/1936 It's de-lovely Will Osborne and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 61425 10-in. 11/23/1936 I stumbled over love Will Osborne and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 61426 10-in. 11/23/1936 Tea on the terrace Will Osborne and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 61427 10-in. 11/23/1936 That foolish feeling Will Osborne and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 61428 10-in. 11/23/1936 Where are you? Will Osborne and his Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86163 4/12/1954 (We're gonna) Rock around the clock Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86164 4/12/1954 Thirteen women (and only one man in town) Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86809 9/21/1954 Happy baby Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 86810 9/21/1954 Dim, dim the lights (I want some atmosphere)-1 Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87325 1/5/1955 Birth of the boogie-1 Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87326 1/5/1955 Mambo rock Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87921 5/10/1955 Two hound dogs Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 87922 5/10/1955 Razzle dazzle Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 51-64 of 64 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gussak, Billy," accessed July 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114901.

Gussak, Billy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114901.

"Gussak, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114901

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