Birth of Rock and Roll

Published On March 28, 2015 | By Jeff Norgate | Jeff Norgate

Bill Haley was a country singer when he started in the music business, until he recorded his version of “Rocket 88”, when he changed the beat.  The rhythm was new, and it caught on like a brush fire.  Bill Haley and the Comets was born, landing 9 records in the the top twenty including his signature, “Rock Around the Clock”, which was recorded in April of 1954.  Haley died in 1981, but the mark he and his group left on popular music continues. His “Rock and Roll” sound influenced many bands for decades. Have a listen as Haley talks about changing the beat to create a whole new sound!  BillHaley

Be listening next Saturday, April 4 as Hank Aaron hits 715 home runs, Elvis signs a big movie deal and we’ll remember Martin Luther King Jr.

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