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Bill Haley and His Comets Vinyl Record Albums

Bill Haley (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was one of the first American rock and roll musicians, and is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the mid-1950s with his hit song "Rock Around the Clock". Haley was born William John Clifton Haley (some sources append "Junior" to his name, but his eldest son states that this is erroneous) in Highland Park, Michigan and was raised in Pennsylvania. In 1946, Haley joined his first professional group, a country band called the "Down Homers", after which he set out on his own. He made a number of unsuccessful country music singles in the 1940s, for several labels, including Cowboy Records 1948-1949 while working as a touring musician and later a DJ. In 1951, he and his band, The Saddlemen, changed styles, recording cover versions of Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88" and "Rock this Joint". The relative success of the latter of these convinced Haley that he could be a successful rock and roller. In 1952, The Saddlemen became Bill Haley & His Comets, and in 1953, Haley's recording of his original composition, "Crazy Man Crazy," became the first rock and roll song to hit the American charts.In 1953, a song entitled "Rock Around the Clock" was written for Haley, but he was unable to record it until April 12, 1954. Initially, it was unsuccessful, but Haley soon scored a major worldwide hit with a cover version of Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll," which went on to sell a million copies and became the first ever rock'n'roll song to enter British singles charts in December 1954. Haley and his band were important in launching the music known as "Rock and Roll" to a wider (white) audience after years of it being considered an underground movement. When "Rock Around the Clock" appeared on the opening credits of the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle, it launched a musical revolution and opened the doors for the likes of Elvis Presley. "Rock Around the Clock" wrote history by becoming the first record ever to sell over one million copies in both Britain and Germany. In 1957, he became the first American rock singer to tour Europe. Haley continued to score hits throughout the 1950s such as "See You Later Alligator" and he starred in the first rock and roll musical movies. His star was soon surpassed in the USA by the younger, sexier Elvis, but Haley continued to be a major star in Latin America and in Europe in the 1960s, and continued to be a popular touring act for the rest of his career. He made his final performances in South Africa in 1980. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

 

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Artist
Title

Year

Catalog Number

Description

Grade Cover/Record

Price

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LP
American Graffiti
Bill Haley and His Comets / The Crests / Del Shannon / Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers / Buddy Holly
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack American Graffiti
1973
MCA2-8001
MCA Records Label; Album cover has minor wear; Records have minor scuffs; Double record set; Gatefold cover
VG+/VG+
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LP
Bill Haley's Greatest Hits!
Bill Haley and His Comets
Bill Haley's Greatest Hits!
1968
DL 75027
Decca Record Label; Track listing: (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock; Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town); See You Later Alligator; Sway With Me; Choo Choo Ch'Boogie; Razzle-Dazzle; Shake Rattle And Roll; Skinny Minnie; The Saints Rock 'N' Roll; Burn That Candle; Joey's Song
NM-/NM-
$39.99
LP
Bill Haley's Greatest Hits!
Bill Haley and His Comets
Bill Haley's Greatest Hits!
1973
MCA-161
MCA Record Label; Track listing: (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock; Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town); See You Later Alligator; Sway With Me; Choo Choo Ch'Boogie; Razzle-Dazzle; Shake Rattle And Roll; Skinny Minnie; The Saints Rock 'N' Roll; Burn That Candle; Joey's Song
VG-/VG+
$9.99
LP
Golden Hits
Bill Haley and His Comets
Golden Hits
1972
MCA2-4010
MCA Record Label; Double record set; Gatefold cover; Still sealed
SS
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LP
Golden Hits
Bill Haley and His Comets
Golden Hits
1972
MCA2-4010
MCA Record Label; Album cover and record appear new; Double record set; Includes the original inner four page song title/credit/history insert; Reissue; Track listing: (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock; Burn That Candle; Forty Cups Of Coffee; Two Hound Dogs; Tonight's The Night; Dim Dim The Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere); Shake Rattle And Roll; Rip It Up; (You Hit The Wrong Note) Billy Goat; Rockin' Rollin' Rover; Rockin' Little Tune; Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie; Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town); Saints Rock 'N Roll; Corrine Corrine; Calling All Comets; Hide And Seek; Rockin' Thru The Rye; See You Later Alligator; R-O-C-K; Skinny Minnie; Razzle-Dazzle; A.B.C. Boogie; Don't Knock The Rock
NM-/NM-
$49.99
LP
The Golden King Of Rock
Bill Haley and The Comets
The Golden King Of Rock
1971
SHM 773
Hallmark Record Label; Import from England; Track listing: Razzle Dazzle; Cryin' Time; What'd I Say; Lucille; Kansas City; Rock Around The Clock; Rip It Up; Rudy's Rock; Caravan; Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie; Shake Rattle And Roll; Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
NM-/NM-
$49.99
LP
Greatest Hits (Live In London)
Bill Haley and The Comets
Greatest Hits (Live In London)
1977
SPB-4066
Springboard Record Label; Album cover has ring and edge wear; Record appears new; Track listing: Band Intro; Shake Rattle & Roll; Rudy's Rock; Rip It Up; Razzle Dazzle; Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie; See You Later Alligator; Saints Rock 'N' Roll; Rock Around The Clock; Rock The Joint
VG/NM-
$9.99
LP
Huggie Boy's Rare R & B Oldies Volume 2
Various Artists
Huggie Boy's Rare R & B Oldies Volume 2
1981
EL-1618
International Record Express Record Label; Twenty R & B oldies as presented by Huggie Boy on XPRS radio; Track listing: Maybe--The Chantels; Beep Beep--The Playmates; In The Still Of The Night--The 5 Satins; See You In September--The Tempos; Kansas City--Wilbert Harrison; Earth Angel--The Penguins; Speedo--The Cadillacs; Let The Good Times Roll--Shirley & Lee; Could This Be Magic--The Dubs; Rock Around The Clock--Bill Haley & The Comets; Sincerely--The Moonglows; Sh-Boom--The Crew Cuts; I'm In Love Again--Fats Domino; Little Darlin--The Diamonds; Duke Of Earl--Gene Chandler; Rockin' Robin--Bobby Day; Goodnight Sweetheart--The Spaniels; Maybelline--Chuck Berry; Sixteen Candles--The Crests; Chantilly Lace--The Big Bopper
NM-/NM-
Sold
7 Inch 45 RPM
Rip It Up / Teenagers' Mother (Are You Right?)
Bill Haley and The Comets
Rip It Up / Teenagers' Mother (Are You Right?)
1956
9-30028
Decca Record Label; Record appears new; Vinyl is black shiny and glossy; No scuffs on record; No wear or marks on the label; Original first US pressing; Generic sleeve; Track listing: Rip It Up / Teenagers' Mother (Are You Right?)
NM-/NM-
$19.99
7 Inch 45 RPM EP
Rock 'N Roll
Bill Haley and The Comets
Rock 'N Roll
1955
ED 2322
Decca Record Label; Picture sleeve has wear and seam splits; Record has minor scuffs; No marks on label; Original US first pressing; Track listing: Razzle-Dazzle; Two Hound Dogs; Burn That Candle; Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
VG/VG+
$34.99
7 Inch 45 RPM EP
Rock 'N' Roll Stage Show (Part 1)
Bill Haley and The Comets
Rock 'N' Roll Stage Show (Part 1)
1956
ED 2416
Decca Record Label; Picture sleeve has wear and seam splits; Record has minor scuffs; No marks on label; Original US first pressing; Track listing: Calling All Comets; Rockin' Through The Rye; Hook Line And Sinker; Rudy's Rock
VG/VG+
$34.99
LP
Rock
Bill Haley and His Comets
Rock With Bill Haley and His Comets
1958
P-4600
Somerset Record Label
G/G
$29.99

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