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The History of ‘Rock Around the Clock’: How a B-Side Became a Rock Classic

Rock Around the Clock
MCA

On the 60th anniversary of one of the defining rock n' roll songs, we look at the history of Bill Haley and His Comets' 'Rock Around the Clock.'

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Franny Beecher, Guitarist for Bill Haley & the Comets, Dies at 92

Franny Beecher
Franny Beecher (standing, 2nd from right), John Franks, Getty Images

A rock n' roll pioneer has passed away. Franny Beecher, lead guitarist for Bill Haley & the Comets from 1954 to 1962, died in a nursing home outside Philadelphia on Feb. 24. He was 92.

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Marshall Lytle, Bill Haley’s Bassist, Dead at 79

Bill Haley & Comets
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

Marshall Lytle, who played bass in Bill Haley and the Comets, has died at the age of 79. He passed away on Saturday, May 25, in New Port Richey, Fla., of lung cancer.

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Filed Under: Category: News, R.I.P.

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