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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


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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rex, Al," accessed September 19, 2020,

Rex, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 19, 2020, from

"Rex, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 September 2020.

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