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Bill Haley

1925 - 1981

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William John Clifton Haley (; July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was an American rock and roll musician. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music 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". Haley has sold over 60 million records worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Haley has received more than 1,495,116 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Bill Haley is the 211th most popular musician (down from 176th in 2019), the 1,239th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,014th in 2019) and the 61st most popular American Musician.

Bill Haley is most famous for his rock and roll song "Rock Around the Clock" which was released in 1954.

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  • 4.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Bill Haley ranks 211 out of 2,662Before him are Jean-Marie Leclair, Dinu Lipatti, Klaus Nomi, Dolores O'Riordan, Snoop Dogg, and Lenny Kravitz. After him are Dr. Alban, Pete Townshend, Duff McKagan, Lucio Dalla, John Cale, and J. J. Cale.

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Among people born in 1925, Bill Haley ranks 72Before him are Francisco Álvarez Martínez, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Hilda Gadea, Hal Holbrook, Oliver Smithies, and József Bozsik. After him are Robert Rauschenberg, Ernest Gellner, Michel de Certeau, Harry Harrison, Joshua Lederberg, and Leo Esaki. Among people deceased in 1981, Bill Haley ranks 38Before him are Miroslav Krleža, David Wechsler, Zarah Leander, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Harry Harlow, and Will Durant. After him are Bernard Lee, Lobsang Rampa, Leo Kanner, Omar Torrijos, Lotte Lenya, and Prince Yasuhiko Asaka.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Haley ranks 1,239 out of 18,182Before him are Merton Miller (1923), Norman Borlaug (1914), Alan J. Pakula (1928), Aaron Burr (1756), Lenny Kravitz (1964), and Kim Kardashian (1980). After him are Fredric Brown (1906), George Akerlof (1940), Jim Lovell (1928), Shia LaBeouf (1986), Geena Davis (1956), and Marisa Tomei (1964).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bill Haley ranks 61Before him are Muddy Waters (1913), Jaco Pastorius (1951), Joe Satriani (1956), Pete Seeger (1919), Snoop Dogg (1971), and Lenny Kravitz (1964). After him are Duff McKagan (1964), J. J. Cale (1938), Mike Shinoda (1977), Izzy Stradlin (1962), Kirk Hammett (1962), and Marilyn Manson (1969).