Comets

Bill Haley's New Comets is a rock and roll band founded in 1987 by singer Joe "Bill" Clifton. As only legal successors of the original performers this band keeps Bill Haley's music alive in its original 1950s style with original instrumentation, stage outfits and stage acrobatics.

In 2004, the group was awarded 'Artists of the Year' by the German Artists Magazine appreciating their artistic merits for classic rock and roll.

In 2007, original Comet, Pete Davenport, joined the band with his steel guitar. In 2011, original Haley guitarist Bill Turner, will join the band for their international tours.

In 2011, Bill Haley's daughter, Gina Haley, will start working with the New Comets on the remembrance of her father's work, touring with them for the first time internationally.

The band's most important event remains November 5, 1989, when the original 1954 Comets went back on stage in Bristol, England, inviting the New Comets to perform together. Impressed by the high musical standard and the authentic presentation of their 'fostersons' (Marshall Lytle: "I saw Bill and myself on stage 40 years ago!"), the American musicians officially gave symbolic validation to use their name and deemed them worthy successors of their work. This honor had never before been granted to any other succession-band by their originals.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954 - 1964

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 104 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 86163 4/12/1954 (We're gonna) Rock around the clock Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 86164 4/12/1954 Thirteen women (and only one man in town) Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 86380 6/7/1954 Shake, rattle and roll Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 86381 6/7/1954 A.B.C. boogie Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 86809 9/21/1954 Happy baby Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 86810 9/21/1954 Dim, dim the lights (I want some atmosphere)-1 Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 87325 1/5/1955 Birth of the boogie-1 Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 87326 1/5/1955 Mambo rock Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 87921 5/10/1955 Two hound dogs Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 87922 5/10/1955 Razzle dazzle Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 88690 9/22/1955 R-O-C-K Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 88691 9/22/1955 Rock-a-beatin' boogie Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 88692 9/23/1955 The Saints rock 'n' roll Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 88693 9/23/1955 Burn that candle Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 88995 12/12/1955 See you later, alligator Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 88996 12/12/1955 The paper boy (on Main Street, U.S.A.) Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 89594 3/23/1956 Goofin' around Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 89595 3/23/1956 Rudy's rock Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 89596 3/23/1956 Hide and seek-1 Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 89597 3/23/1956 Hey then, there now Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 89598 3/23/1956 Tonight's the night Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 89599 3/23/1956 Hook, line and sinker Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 89611 3/27/1956 Blue comet blues Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 89612 3/27/1956 Calling all comets Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
Decca 89613 3/27/1956 Choo choo ch'boogie Comets ; Bill Haley Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 104 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Comets," accessed October 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309301.

Comets. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309301.

"Comets." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 October 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309301

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