Bill Haley

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Birthday
6, 1925
Birthplace
Highland Park, MI
Death Date
Feb 9, 1981 (55)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1925
Birthplace
Highland Park, MI
Death Date
Feb 9, 1981 (55)

About

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 eponymous band was called the Saddlemen.

Trivia

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.