35 Years Ago Today – Bill Haley, The First Rock Star, Dies at 55 (Watch “Shake, Rattle and Roll” Live)

35 years ago today (2/9/81), rock legend Bill Haley died at age 55 from a heart attack.  Haley is credited by many with first popularizing rock in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and million-selling hits such as “Rock Around the Clock”, “See You Later, Alligator”, “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, “Rocket 88”, “Skinny Minnie”, and “Razzle Dazzle”. He has sold over 25 million records worldwide. Watch Haley and The Comets perform “Shake, Rattle and Roll” live from one of his later day performances.

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