Saturday, May 10, 2014

Rock Around the Clock

Bill Haley and the Comets - click to enlarge
  On May 10, 1955 the record Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets was released, and Rock and Roll came of age.  The group had been around for a few years but it was this record which "changed" music for a whole generation, my generation.
  Early in 1959, February or March, while I was in a Navy school in Oklahoma Bill Haley and the Comets came to entertain us - free!  What a group and what a good time we had with their music.  Here's the original:

And here is what got me to Oklahoma and in the Navy.
Vintage recruiting poster - click to enlarge
the ship is USS Constitution IX-9 in Boston

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