Rock 'N' Roll Legend Causes Friction In This 1955 Footage

Jan 17, 2015
Bill Haley & His Comets was an American rock and roll band that was founded in the early 1950s. They were one of the earliest groups of musicians to bring rock and roll to the masses and had nine singles in the Top 20. Bandleader Bill Haley had previously been a country music performer and was considered one of the top cowboy yodelers in America.

After recording a country and western-styled version of "Rocket 88", a rhythm and blues song, his musical direction changed to a new sound, which came to be called rock and roll. This video depicts the changing style and aspects of rock and roll music. Dancers in the film perform "swing dancing," displaying a mix of swing styles, like the Lindy Hop, the Charleston and Jitter Bug.
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