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Rock and rollrockabilly. Shake, Rattle and Roll Rock Around the Clock Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show James E. MyersMax C. Dickie Thompson. Charles E. The song's original release saw it become the UK's first million selling single and it went on to sell over 1. The band performed the song on the May 31, episode of Texaco Star Theater hosted by Milton Berle in an acappella and lip-synched versions.
On the heels of the song breaking into the Top 20 in the UK inDecca began plugging the single Album) the US, where it briefly re-entered the Billboard charts in Junepeaking at The single, released by independent label Festival Records in Australia, was the biggest-selling recording in the country at the time, Album). Columbia Pictures cashed in on the new craze by hiring Haley and his band to star in two quickie movies, Rock Around the Clock and Don't Knock the Rock InHaley toured Europe, bringing rock 'n' roll to that continent for the first time.
Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley came out when I was ten, and that probably had something to do with it. Despite these efforts, the song was not a commercial success. Haley would re-record "Rock Around the Clock" many times over the years even scoring a substantial hit with a version recorded for Sonet Records inbut never recaptured the magic. Inthe original version of the song returned to the American charts when it was used as the theme for the movie American Graffiti and a re-recorded version by Haley was used as the opening theme for the TV Album) Happy Days during its first two seasons.
In the UK, the song again reached the top 20 and as of remains the only non-Christmas single to have done so on five separate occasions. Inabout a year before Haley's death, a portion of the recording was featured in the opening credits of Season 6 of Austin City Limits. During the s, Haley shortened his performances of "Rock Around the Clock", dropping one verse and the second instrumental break from most performances. However, his last known recorded performance of the song, at a November command performance for Queen Elizabeth IIwas a complete version.
Following Haley's death in Februarya number of major tributes involving "Rock Around the Clock" occurred. That fall, a TV special marking the 30th anniversary of American Bandstand saw an all-star "supergroup" perform the song accompanied by s-era footage of Haley and the Comets. An excerpt from the recording was included in "Haley's Golden Medley", a hastily compiled single in the " Stars on 45 " mold which made the Framed - Bill Haley And His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (CD record charts inreaching number InHaley's original Decca recording was incorporated into the "dance mix" single " Swing The Mood ", credited to Jive Bunny and the Mastermixersbut legal considerations forced the album version to substitute a patchwork of re-recordings from the s and s in Haley's case, a version of "Rock Around the Clock" recorded for Sonet Records.
Since "Swing the Mood" was still on the sales charts going intoit meant that Haley's "Rock Around the Clock", in one way or another, appeared on UK or US sales charts in five consecutive decades. The exact number of copies sold has never been audited; however, a figure of at least 25 million was cited by the Guinness Book of World Records in its category "Phonograph records: Biggest Sellers" from the early s until the s, when the advent of compact discs led to Guinness discontinuing the category.
Guinness consistently listed "Rock Around the Clock" as having the highest claim of any pop music recording, coming second in sales only to Bing Crosby 's recording of " White Christmas ", which was also listed as having sold 25 million copies with a further estimated million copies sold in other versions.
Sales figures as high as 35 to 40 million have been cited in various reference books and by media, as have lower numbers in the 15—22 million range, whilst a "more than 30 million copies" figure was quoted by Star, as early ason back cover page of Swenson's book.
A frequently used piece of promotion regarding the song is that it is said to be playing somewhere in the world every minute of the day. This is due to the inclusion of a "count-in" by one of the Comets saying, "One This was never included in the original single or album releases of the song.
All of Haley's subsequent studio rerecordings of the song run longer than with the exception of the abbreviated version recorded for Happy Days. There are no other studio recorded version after the s and Happy Days versions. In tribute to the influence of the song and the movie that launched its popularity, the March 29, 50th anniversary of the opening of Blackboard Jungle was marked by several large celebrations in the United States organized by promoter Martin Lewis under the blanket title "Rock Is Fifty".
These events included numerous appearances and performances by surviving members of the original Comets, including the band's induction into the Rock Walk hall of fame, a performance at the Viper Room club on the Sunset Stripand a special performance for employees of NASA 's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to celebrate the success of the Deep Impact space probe.
The United States House of Representatives also recognized the 40th anniversary of the composing of "Rock Around the Clock" with a special statement by Rep. Robert A. Borski of Pennsylvania, which was read into the Congressional Record on March 31, A band from Belgium named Telex covered it in Album) They performed the song on Top of the Pops.
The song was featured in Season 7 of the series Dancing with the Stars in in a jive dance sequence. Haley's version appears in a TV commercial for Subway 's Reuben sandwich promotion. As Bill Haley's best-known recording, there have been dozens of compilation album releases over the years entitled Rock Around the Clock. The most notable of these compilations was the Decca Records album Rock Around the Clock Decca DL which contained most of the tracks Haley recorded as singles for the label in and The album consisted of newly recorded renderings of Haley classics from the s, along with some previously unrecorded songs.
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Bill Haley & His Comets was an American rock and roll band that was founded in in Chester, Pennsylvania, and continued until Haley's death in The band (sometimes referred to as Bill Haley and The Comets or Bill Haley's Comets; and as The Comets after the death of Haley) was the earliest group of white musicians to bring rock and roll. This May American CD reissue on Universal/Geffen/Decca B (Barcode ) gives us all tracks of Bill Haley’s original US Mono album "Rock Around The Clock" (with his Comets) released just a week before the Christmas festivities of /5(72). 年に「ロック・アラウンド・ザ・クロック」を発表。映画「暴力教室」のオープニングに使用され、年のビルボードチャートで8週連続1位と. Rock Around the Clock was basically the Shake, Rattle & Roll 10" disc with four fine vintage numbers -- "Two Hound Dogs," "Razzle Dazzle," "Rock-a-Beatin' Boogie," and "Burn That Candle" -- added on. Frannie Beecher's break on "Razzle Dazzle" was worth the price of the platter (probably all of four dollars, albeit in dollars, when that represented most of a tank of gas, eight subway 8/ Soon after, the band's name was revised to "Bill Haley & His Comets". In , Haley recorded "Rock Around the Clock". Initially, it was relatively successful, peaking at number 23 on the Billboard pop singles chart and staying on the charts for a few weeks. On . Bill Haley. The hoopla surrounding the purported fiftieth anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll didn't quite ring true. Bill Haley might have lobbied for fifty years after he'd covered Rocket '88'; or fifty years after he'd recorded Rock The Joint; or fifty years after he broke into the pop charts with Crazy, Man, Crazy, a record that fit every criterion of rock 'n' roll. Bill Haley and His Comets is the title of the tenth album of rock and roll recordings by Bill Haley & His climdetitidilo.stefebdicompsagriadergfoundtalawsafet.coed in April , it was the band's first album release for Warner Bros. Records, following their departure from Decca Records at the end of The recordings were produced by George Avakian, who succeeded Haley's Decca producer, Milt Gabler. Mar 12, · referencing Rock Around The Clock, LP, Album, Mono, FR This Australian release on Festival Records seems to have been re-released at sometime or the other under catalog number FL, (mono) and SFL, (stereo)/5(). May 22, · The s made stars of Elvis, Little Richard and Fats Domino, but Bill Haley & His Comets are rock'n'roll's forgotten pioneers Bob Stanley . Title on labels: Rock Around The Clock With Bill Haley And His Comets. Track A3 on label: A. B. C. Boogie- at the end of B side matrix indicates Pressed By.
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