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 & 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!

Bill Haley & His Comets - "Rip It Up" - from "Don't Knock The Rock" - 1956 ... So awesome! Love the dancing!!

Bill Haley & His Comets - "Rip It Up" - from "Don't Knock The Rock" - 1956 ... So awesome! Love the dancing!!

Bill Haley & the Comets had the first #1 rock and roll hit with "Rock Around the Clock" in 1954

Bill Haley & the Comets had the first #1 rock and roll hit with "Rock Around the Clock" in 1954

Crazy to think that at one time people freaked out over this sort of "rock and roll" music!  Also:  where did these kind of night clubs go?  Might be for  going to "the club" if they were a LOT more like this (no offense to the "clubs of now" at all, though.)  Super old fashioned, I know, but that's just me. : )

Crazy to think that at one time people freaked out over this sort of "rock and roll" music! Also: where did these kind of night clubs go? Might be for going to "the club" if they were a LOT more like this (no offense to the "clubs of now" at all, though.) Super old fashioned, I know, but that's just me. : )

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.

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