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Birth Place: warwick, Pennsylvania
Years Active: 1949–1952 as Saddlemen, 1952–1981 as Bill Haley & His Comets, 1981–present as The Comets, Bill Haley's Comets, etc.
Genres: Rock And Roll, Country, Rockabilly

Bill Haley & His Comets was an American rock and roll band that was founded in 1952 and continued until Haley's death in 1981. The band, also known by the names Bill Haley and The Comets and Bill Haley's Comets (and variations thereof), was the earliest group of white musicians to bring rock and roll to the attention of white America and the rest of the world. From the end of 1954 until the end of 1956 the group would place nine singles into the Top 20, one of those a number one and three more in the Top Ten. Bandleader Bill Haley had previously been a country performer; after recording a country and western-styled version of "Rocket 88", a rhythm and blues song, he changed musical direction... Continue Bio >>

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