William John Clifton Haley (//; July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was one of the first to make rock and roll music popular in the 1950s with his band Bill Haley & His Comets. He sold 25 million records worldwide with hits such as "Rock Around the Clock" (1954), "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (1954) and "See You Later, Alligator" (1956).
Bill Haley in 1974
|Birth name||William John Clifton Haley|
|Born||July 6, 1925|
Highland Park, Michigan, U.S.
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died||February 9, 1981 (aged 55)|
Harlingen, Texas, U.S.
|Genres||Country, rock and roll, rockabilly|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, musician, bandleader|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, double bass|
|Years active||1946 - 1981|
|Associated acts||Bill Haley & His Comets, The Down Homers|
Grammy Hall of FameEdit
The following recording by Bill Haley was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982.
|Bill Haley: Grammy Hall of Fame|
|Year Recorded||Title||Genre||Label||Year Inducted||Notes|
|1954||"Rock Around the Clock"||Rock & Roll (single)||Decca Records||1982|
- "Radaumusiker". seite3.ch. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
- Fuchs, Otto (2014). Bill Haley: The Father of Rock & Roll. Wagner. p. 16. ISBN 9783866839014.
- Hall, Michael (31 May 2011). "Falling Comet". Texas Monthly. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
- Grammy Hall of Fame Database Archived July 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.