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|| ||Bill Haley & The Comets - 1955|
The seminal lineup of the band. This photo includes 6 of the 7 members who were seen on their first national live TV performance on The Ed Sullivan Show (August 7th 1955)
Credit: © 1955 - Bill Haley & The Comets
|| ||The Comets - 2005|
All five surviving members of the original lineup of The Comets. The members reformed in 1987 and are proud to be known as The FIRST Band Of Rock 'n' Roll!
Credit: © 2005 - The Comets
|| ||Identifying the musicians|
Bill Haley is 'top center' of the 1955 photo.
Left-to-right of The Comets for both pictures is:
Franny Beecher - lead guitar (83 years young!) The Comets: 1954-1962
Johnny Grande - keyboards (76 years young!) The Comets [and Haley's preceding band The Saddlemen] 1949-1962
Joey Ambrose - saxophone (71 years young!) The Comets 1953-1956
Marshall Lytle - double bass (71 years young!) The Comets [and Haley's preceding band The Saddlemen] 1951-1956
Dick Richards - drums (81 years young!) The Comets 1953-1956
|| ||The Comets - Fifty Years On|
This photo shows all five surviving members of the original lineup of The Comets in front of their 1955 selves. Bill Haley passed on in February 1981 - age 55.
Credit: 2005 Photo & Montage - Bob Gruen
|| ||The "Rock Is Fifty!" logo|
This is the logo of the honorary committee that was formed to foster appreciation for the 50th anniversary of the breakthrough created by the success of Bill Haley & The Comets' record "Rock Around The Clock"
Credit: © 2005 - Springtime!