Bill Haley and His Comets rehearsing at London's Dominion Theater, February 6, 1957.
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Image of the band members on stage.

Credit: Image donated by Corbis-Bettmann

Raised in Booth's Corner, PA, Bill Haley (1925 - 1981) in the mid-1950s became one of the world's first "Rock and Roll" stars after his recordings of "Shake, Rattle and Roll," and "Rock Around the Clock" each sold more than a million copies. In the 1950s, Haley was immensely popular in Great Britain, where "Shake, Rattle and Roll" became the first rock'n"roll song to enter British pop charts, in December, 1954.

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