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

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Bill Haley & His Comets- Rock Around The Clock - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zju6KbP_1xY=related

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Here's a cartoon cover of Bill Haley and The Comets. They were among the prominent Rock n' Roll groups during the 1950s. Albums were among the new goods that teenagers were able to buy. Rock and Roll History. (n.d.). Salsa, tango, rock and roll, belly dance. Retrieved from http://www.esto.es/rock/english/history.htm

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

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March 20, 1955 – Evan Hunter's movie adaptation of the novel Blackboard Jungle premieres in the United States, featuring the famous single, Rock Around the Clock, by Bill Haley and His Comets. Teenagers jump from their seats to dance to the song.

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Bill Haley (July 6, 1925 - February 9, 1981) American singer, guitarist and songwriter (Bill Haley & The Comets).

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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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