Quick facts for kidsBill Haley
Bill Haley in 1974
|Birth name||William John Clifton Haley|
July 6, 1925|
Highland Park, Michigan, U.S.
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died||February 9, 1981
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 and his Comets, The Down Homers|
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 and 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).
He died of a heart attack on February 9, 1981 aged 55.
Grammy Hall of Fame
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|
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