Bill Haley & His Comets

Bill Haley & His Comets hit songs and albums
Bill Haley & His Comets were an American rock and roll band, founded in 1952, continuing until Haley's death in 1981. Bill Haley (born July 6, 1925 in Highland Park, Michigan) was originally a country music performer and formed a group called the Four Aces of Western Swing, and then The Saddlemen who eventually became The Comets. Bill Haley was widely considered to be the first rock and roller when his song Crazy Man, Crazy was televised nationally as part of a James Dean TV show in 1953. Bill Haley & His Comets encapsulated the teen craze with iconic songs such as Shake, Rattle & Roll, See You Later Alligator and the 1955 UK Official Singles Chart Number 1 Rock Around The Clock. Bill Haley died at his home on February 9, 1981 at the age of 55, although variations of The Comets, featuring his son Bill Haley Jr, continue to tour to this day. Image: Herbie Knott/Shutterstock
  • 1
    UK Number 1s
  • 8
    UK Top 10s
  • 15
    UK Top 40s
  • 16
    UK Top 75s
  • 5
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 76
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 191
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 199
    Weeks in Top 75
  • 1
    UK Number 1s
  • 3
    UK Top 10s
  • 3
    UK Top 40s
  • 3
    UK Top 75s
  • 1
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 23
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 28
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 28
    Weeks in Top 75
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
23.12.
1954
SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05338
04 14 00
13.01.
1955
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05317
01 36 05
21.04.
1955
MAMBO ROCK
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05405
14 02 00
05.01.
1956
ROCK-A-BEATIN' BOOGIE
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05509
04 09 00
15.03.
1956
SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05530
07 21 00
31.05.
1956
THE SAINTS ROCK 'N' ROLL
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05565
05 24 00
23.08.
1956
ROCKIN' THROUGH THE RYE
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05582
03 23 00
20.09.
1956
RAZZLE DAZZLE
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05453
13 08 00
15.11.
1956
RIP IT UP
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05615
04 18 00
15.11.
1956
ROCK 'N' ROLL STAGE SHOW (LP)
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK LAT8139
30 01 00
Buy
29.11.
1956
RUDY'S ROCK
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05616
26 05 00
07.02.
1957
ROCK THE JOINT
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
LONDON HLF8371
20 04 00
14.02.
1957
DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK 05640
07 08 00
09.04.
1968
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK {1968}
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
MCA MU1013
20 11 00
16.03.
1974
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK {1974}
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
MCA 128
12 10 00
Buy
25.04.
1981
HALEY'S GOLDEN MEDLEY
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
MCA 694
50 05 00
Buy
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
04.08.
1956
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK LAT8177
02 23 00
20.10.
1956
ROCK N' ROLL STAGE SHOWS
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
BRUNSWICK LAT8139
01 04 01
Buy
16.02.
1957
ROCK THE JOINT
BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS
LONDON HAF2037
04 01 00