Bill Haley

Rock Singer

Birthday July 6, 1925

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Highland Park, MI

DEATH DATE Feb 9, 1981 (55)

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Singer and frontman for Bill Haley & His Comets, with whom he recorded "Rock around the Clock" in 1955.

Before Fame

After showing interest in guitar by making one out of cardboard, he received a real version of the instrument. The first incarnation of his band was called the Saddlemen. 


He sang "Shake, Rattle and Roll," "Skinny Minnie," and "See You Later, Alligator," all of which were huge hits.

Family Life

He married Dorothy Crowe in 1946, Barbara Joan Cupchak in 1952, and Martha Velaesco in 1963.

Associated With

He competed for popularity with Elvis Presley.