Many listeners had never heard of "rock and roll" when this was released, so the record company had a hard time describing the song. The label on the single called it a "Novelty Foxtrot. Haley's guitarist Danny Cedrone played pretty much the same solo on "Rock Around The Clock" that he did on Haley's cover of the Jimmy Preston " Rock The Joint ," which was a big break for Haley, selling over , copies, and established the swinging blues style he would use on his famous hit.
This was the original opening theme song for the TV show Happy Days. The song was re-released in to capitalize on its new popularity, and charted at 39 in the US. In theme was changed to " Happy Days. Elton John took a swipe at this in his song " Crocodile Rock. Elvis stole his thunder, and Haley recorded many substandard songs because wanted to cut tracks owned by his publishing company.
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Piloted by astronauts Robert L. Crippen and John W. Borski of Pennsylvania, which was read into the Congressional Record on March 31, A band from Belgium named Telex covered it in They performed the song on Top of the Pops. The song was featured in Season 7 of the series Dancing with the Stars in in a jive dance sequence.
Haley's version appears in a TV commercial for Subway 's Reuben sandwich promotion. As Bill Haley's best-known recording, there have been dozens of compilation album releases over the years entitled Rock Around the Clock. The most notable of these compilations was the Decca Records album Rock Around the Clock Decca DL which contained most of the tracks Haley recorded as singles for the label in and The album consisted of newly recorded renderings of Haley classics from the s, along with some previously unrecorded songs.
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You can help by adding to it. May San Francisco: Backbeat Books. New York Times. Retrieved September 5, Retrieved October 10, Library of Congress. March 21, Rock Around the Clock tells a highly fictionalized rendition of how rock and roll was discovered. As band manager Steve Hollis observes that big band dance music is failing to draw audiences any longer, he comes across a new sound that piques his interest.
Convinced that rock and roll will be the next big thing, Hollis strikes a deal to manage the group and also strikes up a romance with dancer Lisa Johns.
Hollis then turns to agent Corinne Talbot, who handles bookings for nearly all of the venues in which Hollis needs the band to play to gain them exposure. Talbot's primary interest in Hollis, however, is to have him marry her as she has been wooing him for some time, and she's determined to prevent him from succeeding without his working directly for her agency, and Lisa in any event.
First, she books the band into a traditionally conservative venue, expecting them to reject the band's brash new sound. But instead, the teens and adults there are excited by the music and embrace it enthusiastically.
Next, Talbot simply blacklists Hollis and his acts from the venues she controls. But Hollis maneuvers around her by calling in a favor owed to him by disc jockey Alan Freed. The resulting booking in Freed's venue grants the Comets the exposure they need in spite of Talbot's efforts. Talbot's final play is to agree to sign the group to a three-year contract that will secure their future, but only on the condition that Johns agree not to marry during the term of that contract.
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