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

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

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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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What 'Rapper's Delight" (1979) by the Sugar Hill Gang was to Hip-Hop/Rap, Bill Haley's 'Rock Around the Clock' (1956) was to Rock & Roll/Rockabilly

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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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