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Bill Haley and the Comets was a rock and roll band popular in the1950s. It was one of the earliest groups of white musicians to record rock and roll. The lead singer was lead singer. The band's greatest hit was Rock Around the Clock. Other hits were See You Later Alligator and Shake, Rattle, and Roll.

I was sitting at the kitchen table trying to write this tune. The first lyric was easy, 'Rock, rock, rock everybody!' Then I wrote 'Stomp, stomp, stomp everybody!' But it didn't fit. I then wrote in, 'Rock, roll, roll everybody!' It sounded better, I liked the two R's sound of rock and roll. The rest is history!
-- Bill Haley, 1955, on how he wrote his great hit song, Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie

We steer completely clear of anything suggestive. We take a lot of care with lyrics because we don't want to offend anybody. The music is the main thing and it's just as easy to write acceptable words.
-- Bill Haley, 1954

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