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About Bill Haley
Legendary American entertainer Bill Haley is widely regarded as a pioneer of rock and roll music. He also released songs in other musical genres including country music.
In the early period of the 1950s he founded the rock ensemble Bill Haley & His Comets and alongside the group, rock and rock star released many hits including one of their most significant works “Rock Around the Clock”. The group also released other popular songs like "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Skinny Minnie" in 1954 and 1958, respectively.
In 1987, after his death, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was also posthumously inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Hall Of Fame in 2017.
Bill Haley’s parents, spouses and children
His parents William Haley and Maude Green were into music. His dad played musical instruments like the mandolin and banjo. His mum was a keyboardist. He went into 3 marriages. He first married in 1946 to Dorothy Crowe. Before the marriage ended in 1952, he had two children with Crowe.
He tied the knot with Barbara Cupchak in 1952 and had five children with her. He and Barbara were divorced in 1960. He went on to have three more children with his last wife Martha Valaesco. He married her in 1963 and remained with her until he died.
Haley was unable to see with his left eye due to an accidental injury he sustained after undergoing an operation to treat an infection in his mastoid.
Prior to becoming popular, Haley worked with a musical collective called Down Homers. At a point in his early career, he worked as a DJ.
His daughter, Gina Haley, is a musician.
He admitted to struggling with alcoholism during the 1970s. During his final days, the rock and roll star was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
His official name was William John Clifton Haley.
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F.A.Q. about Bill Haley
When is his birthday?
Bill Haley's birthday is on July 6, 1925.
In how many days is his birthday?
Bill Haley's birthday is in 272 days
How old was Bill Haley when he died?
He was 55 years old.
When did he die?
He died in February 9, 1981.
How old would he be today?
Bill Haley would be 97 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Bill Haley from?
He was born in Highland Park, Michigan, U.S..