Bill Haley

1925 - 1981

Bill Haley

William John Clifton Haley (; July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was a pioneering 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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Haley has received more than 1,037,159 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 92nd most popular musician.

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Among musicians, Bill Haley ranks 92 out of 2,258Before him are Benny Goodman, Björn Ulvaeus, Stuart Sutcliffe, Nat King Cole, Thomas Bangalter, and Angus Young. After him are Henryk Wieniawski, Robert Fripp, Alice Cooper, John Dowland, Ritchie Valens, and Buddy Holly.

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Among people born in 1925, Bill Haley ranks 35Before him are Frantz Fanon, Pierre Boulez, Nílton Santos, Robert Edwards, Wong Fei-hung, and Bülent Ecevit. After him are Jacques Delors, Peter Brook, Maya Plisetskaya, Robert Altman, Robert Venturi, and Ernst Happel. Among people deceased in 1981, Bill Haley ranks 14Before him are William Wyler, Béla Guttmann, Odd Hassel, Natalie Wood, Hideki Yukawa, and Harold Urey. After him are Soong Ching-ling, Frederica of Hanover, Marcel Breuer, A. J. Cronin, William Holden, and Omar Bradley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Haley ranks 521 out of 12,171Before him are Jack Kirby (1917), Gordon Allport (1897), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Michael Keaton (1951), and Robert Zemeckis (1952). After him are Kevin Spacey (1959), Howard Hawks (1896), Kamehameha I (1758), Donald Knuth (1938), Bryan Cranston (1956), and Reese Witherspoon (1976).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bill Haley ranks 29Before him are Dean Martin (1917), Lou Reed (1942), Duke Ellington (1899), Lady Gaga (1986), Benny Goodman (1909), and Nat King Cole (1919). After him are Alice Cooper (1948), Ritchie Valens (1941), Buddy Holly (1936), Paul Simon (1941), Bill Evans (1929), and James Hetfield (1963).