Monday, May 09, 2016

Bill Haley and His Comets - Voice Your Choice

It could be argued that Bill Haley And His Comets were the group that launched Rock & Roll Music in a big way. When (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock was first released in May 1954, it went practically nowhere. When it was included as part of the movie starring Glenn Ford, the song took off reaching #1 on the charts, remaining in the top position for 8 weeks, that's 2 months, and attaining GOLD status!

Their first charted hit, Shake, Rattle And Roll, a former #1 R&B hit for Big Joe Turner, reached #7 and was a GOLD record.

Throughout their career, Bill Haley And His Comets had 28 hits on the charts, had 3 GOLD records and four reached the Top Ten.

Voice Your Choice Treasure Island Oldies presents Bill Haley And His Comets. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Burn That Candle or Skinny Minny. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.