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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.

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Don't Knock the Rock (1956) Stars: Bill Haley and the Comets, Alan Dale, Alan Freed, Little Richard, The Treniers ~ Director: Fred F. Sears

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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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Vintage 1950s Rock 'n' Roll Movie Posters Bill Haley Little Richard Chuck Berry

Rock and Roll movie posters | Details about Vintage 1950s Rock 'n' Roll Movie Posters Bill Haley ...

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from THE HISTORY OF ROCK N ROLL 1955-1959

THE HISTORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL 1955

1955 - BILL HALEY & THE COMETS - LITTLE RICHARD - CHUCK BERRY - RAY CHARLES - FATS DOMINO -

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

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