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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 26-50 of 67 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 102042 3/25/1957 Please don't talk about me when I'm gone Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102043 3/25/1957 You can't stop me from dreaming Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102044 3/25/1957 I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102045 3/25/1957 Rock Lomond Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102046 3/29/1957 Is it true what they say about Dixie? Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102047 3/29/1957 Carolina in the morning Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102048 3/29/1957 The dipsy doodle Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102049 3/29/1957 Ain't misbehavin' (I'm savin' my love for you) Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102050 3/29/1957 The beak 'speaks' Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102888 7/15/1957 How many? Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102889 7/15/1957 Move it on over Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 102890 7/15/1957 Rock the joint Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103635 11/8/1957 Me rock-a-hula Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103636 11/8/1957 Rockin' Rita Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103637 11/8/1957 Jamaica D.J.-1 Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103652 11/12/1957 Piccadilly rock Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103653 11/12/1957 Pretty alouette Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103654 11/12/1957 Rockin' rollin' schnitzlebank Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103677 11/15/1957 Rockin' Matilda (Waltzing Matilda) Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103678 11/15/1957 Vive le rock and roll Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103725 11/19/1957 It's a sin Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103726 11/19/1957 Mary, Mary Lou Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103727 11/19/1957 El rocko Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103728 11/19/1957 Come rock with me Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 103733 11/21/1957 Oriental rock Comets ; Bill Haley instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 26-50 of 67 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rex, Al," accessed September 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339839.

Rex, Al. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/339839.

"Rex, Al." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 September 2020.

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

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