July 9, 1955. "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley  His Comets hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart, signaling the beginning of the rock era. It stayed there for 8 weeks.

July 9, 1955. "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley His Comets hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart, signaling the beginning of the rock era. It stayed there for 8 weeks.

Bill Haley (July 6, 1925 - February 9, 1981) American singer, guitarist and songwriter (Bill Haley & The Comets).

Bill Haley (July 6, 1925 - February 9, 1981) American singer, guitarist and songwriter (Bill Haley & The Comets).

Bill Haley and the Comets http://www.rockisfifty.com/media/gallery/the-comets-1955.jpg

Bill Haley and the Comets http://www.rockisfifty.com/media/gallery/the-comets-1955.jpg

Bill Haley & His Comets- Rock Around The Clock - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zju6KbP_1xY=related

Bill Haley & His Comets- Rock Around The Clock - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zju6KbP_1xY=related

Bill Haley & Comets - "See You Later Alligator" ... Great old video...love the dancing and this song, of course!

Bill Haley & Comets - "See You Later Alligator" ... Great old video...love the dancing and this song, of course!

Late July 1955 we were hearing a ton of the HOT new song by Bill Haley & His Comets - 'Rock Around The Clock'  -- for you younger boomers, hard to begin to explain how big a deal this song was when it hit.

Late July 1955 we were hearing a ton of the HOT new song by Bill Haley & His Comets - 'Rock Around The Clock' -- for you younger boomers, hard to begin to explain how big a deal this song was when it hit.

Bill Haley  He was in Las Vegas in the early 50's and the solders at camp Desert Rock really loved his music.

Bill Haley He was in Las Vegas in the early 50's and the solders at camp Desert Rock really loved his music.

Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets from American Graffiti. I loved the film. My mother had the double album soundtrack and the songs were my first exposure to 50's music (other than her Elvis records), which I still love.

Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets from American Graffiti. I loved the film. My mother had the double album soundtrack and the songs were my first exposure to 50's music (other than her Elvis records), which I still love.

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