Bill Haley

Born: July 6, 1925
Highland Park, MI, USA
cancer
Died: September 2, 1981

Significant Achievments:

  • In mid 1955, Bill Haley was the first artist to become a star of the recently declared genre of Rock n' Roll. His popularity was fueled when (We're Gonna)Rock Around the Clock was featured in the begining sequence of the controversial 1955 film Blackboard Jungle, the first movie to use Rock and Roll for its soundtrack.



Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Songwriter Vocals

Genres:
Rockabilly American Standard Rock Conventional Country

Artists That Were Influenced By Bill Haley:
Vic Briggs David Gilmour
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