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Al Rex

Albert Floyd Piccirilli (born July 13, 1928), also known by his stage name Al Rex, is an American former bass player for Bill Haley & His Comets and its predecessor Bill Haley and the Saddlemen. He started playing for them in 1949 and became noted for "wild antics" on stage. He formed his own band, Al Rex and the Regaleers in 1960. He left the music industry soon after, although he continued to perform on occasion. He later had a wife and fathered eight children.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 13th, 1928 (New York City), Died May 24th, 2020 (Norristown)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1955 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 67 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 88690 9/22/1955 R-O-C-K Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 88691 9/22/1955 Rock-a-beatin' boogie Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 88692 9/23/1955 The Saints rock 'n' roll Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 88693 9/23/1955 Burn that candle Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 88995 12/12/1955 See you later, alligator Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 88996 12/12/1955 The paper boy (on Main Street, U.S.A.) Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89594 3/23/1956 Goofin' around Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89595 3/23/1956 Rudy's rock Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89596 3/23/1956 Hide and seek-1 Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89597 3/23/1956 Hey then, there now Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89598 3/23/1956 Tonight's the night Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89599 3/23/1956 Hook, line and sinker Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89611 3/27/1956 Blue comet blues Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89612 3/27/1956 Calling all comets Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89613 3/27/1956 Choo choo ch'boogie Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89614 3/30/1956 A rockin' little tune Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89615 3/30/1956 Hot dog buddy buddy Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 89616 3/30/1956 Rockin' through the rye Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 100316 7/12/1956 Teenager's mother Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 100317 7/12/1956 Rip it up-1 ; Rip it up-2 Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 100702 10/4/1956 Don't knock the rock Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 100703 10/4/1956 Forty cups of coffee Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 102039 3/22/1957 Miss you Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 102040 3/22/1957 (You hit the wrong note) Billy goat Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
Decca 102041 3/22/1957 Rockin' rollin' rover Comets ; Bill Haley Performer, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 67 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rex, Al," accessed September 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339839.

Rex, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339839.

"Rex, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339839

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