Bill Haley

William John Clifton Haley (; July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was an American rock and roll musician. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and million-selling hits such as "Rock Around the Clock", "See You Later, Alligator", "Shake, Rattle and Roll", "Rocket 88", "Skinny Minnie", and "Razzle Dazzle". Haley has sold over 60 million records worldwide. In 1987, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 6, 1925 (Detroit), Died February 9, 1981 (Harlingen)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1964

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, guitar, vocalist, composer, songwriter

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 106 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Atlantic 522 10-in. 10/31/1950 I'm gonna dry ev'ry tear with a kiss Bill Haley ; Saddle Men (Music group) ; Billy Williamson vocalist  
Atlantic 523 10-in. 10/31/1950 Why do I cry over you? Bill Haley ; Saddle Men (Music group) vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86163 4/12/1954 (We're gonna) Rock around the clock Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86164 4/12/1954 Thirteen women (and only one man in town) Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86380 6/7/1954 Shake, rattle and roll Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86381 6/7/1954 A.B.C. boogie Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86809 9/21/1954 Happy baby Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 86810 9/21/1954 Dim, dim the lights (I want some atmosphere)-1 Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 87325 1/5/1955 Birth of the boogie-1 Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 87326 1/5/1955 Mambo rock Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 87921 5/10/1955 Two hound dogs Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 87922 5/10/1955 Razzle dazzle Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 88690 9/22/1955 R-O-C-K Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 88691 9/22/1955 Rock-a-beatin' boogie Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 88692 9/23/1955 The Saints rock 'n' roll Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 88693 9/23/1955 Burn that candle Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 88995 12/12/1955 See you later, alligator Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 88996 12/12/1955 The paper boy (on Main Street, U.S.A.) Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, leader  
Decca 89594 3/23/1956 Goofin' around Comets ; Bill Haley leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 89595 3/23/1956 Rudy's rock Comets ; Bill Haley leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 89596 3/23/1956 Hide and seek-1 Comets ; Bill Haley leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 89597 3/23/1956 Hey then, there now Comets ; Bill Haley leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 89598 3/23/1956 Tonight's the night Comets ; Bill Haley leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 89599 3/23/1956 Hook, line and sinker Comets ; Bill Haley leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 89611 3/27/1956 Blue comet blues Comets ; Bill Haley vocalist, leader, instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 106 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Haley, Bill," accessed July 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204189.

Haley, Bill. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204189.

"Haley, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/204189

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