"Rock Around the Clock," recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets on April 12, 1954, changed the course of American music. It turned popular music on its ear, and opened a Pandora's box of uninhibited, raucous, joyous noise.
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Rock Around The Clock is the first recording to be universally acknowledged as a rock and roll record. It is considered by many to be the song that put rock and roll on the map in America and around the world.
"Rock Around the Clock" has sold more than 200 million copies
more than any other song.
Rock Around the Clock has out-sold all songs except
Bing Crosby's White Christmas.
It has been recorded by 500 artists and in 32 languages.
It has been in 36 movies.
At any given moment, it is playing somewhere in the world.
But the number that stands out is $47.50
what each Comet made for the recording session.
Haley died on February 9, 1981, at age 55
All the royalties from Rock Around The Clock go to (Haley's) estate
Rock Around The Clock (1954)
ęBill Haley and The Comets
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