50 years ago the King of Rock N Roll, Bill Haley, passed away
By MDS-C19 World News , February 9 2021
Bill Haley, born July 6, 1925 in Highland Park, Michigan, and died February 9, 1981, in Harlingen, Texas, is an American rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter and musician who is seen by many as the first to popularise the genre, drawing inspiration from the black (rhythm and blues) and white (country) music of the early 1950s with his band Bill Haley & His Comets.
Some of his singles sold several million copies, including Rock Around the Clock, See You Later, Alligator, Shake, Rattle and Roll, Rocket 88, Skinny Minnie, and Razzle Dazzle.
In 1954, he participated in the music for the film Seed of Violence, with the title Rock Around the Clock, which sold more than 25 million records worldwide.
For Raymond Défossé: "the historic event of the film is the music for the credits: the famous Rock Around the Clock, by Bill Haley. The starting point, the year zero of rock history in two minutes and eight seconds.
Bill Haley and his band played a major role in bringing rock 'n' roll to a wider audience, especially white people, after years of marginalisation. Haley was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Her son Pedro represented Haley at the ceremony. In February 2006, the International Astronomical Union announced the naming of asteroid 79896 Bill Haley to mark the 25th anniversary of Bill Haley's death.14 In March 2007, the original Comets opened a Bill Haley Museum in Munich, Germany.15 Rock Around the Clock is one of the top five best-selling singles in the world.
It was ranked 158th in Rolling Stones magazine's Top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and Bill Haley's songs are used in many movies and television shows. Rock Around the Clock was featured in George Lucas' American Graffiti. It is the main theme of the Happy days series for seasons 1 and 2. We can hear it in the episode Lisa goes away in the Simpson's war and at the end of the Simpson Horror Show XV . Rock the Joint is used in an episode of the series Cold Case: Cold Case .