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The Original Band (a.k.a. the Comets)

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The Original Comets soar again (Mar 2000)
There's a famous quote by John Lennon that goes "Before Elvis, there was nothing." But Lennon was wrong, and he probably knew it. Before Elvis, there was Bill Haley. Bill Haley and the Comets were quite probably the first rock 'n' roll band, great or otherwise. It's easy to forget nowadays that the Comets' signature song, "Rock Around the Clock," was recorded for Decca Records in April 1954, a full three months before Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio to record "That's Alright, Mama."... more