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Bill Haley & His Comets
Bill Haley His Comets
Actor: Bill Haley
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2007


     
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Actor: Bill Haley
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Legacy Entertainment Inc.
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/10/2007
Release Year: 2007
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

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1stVideo | 07/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Chuck Berry popularized rock & roll, BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS had already scored a number of hit songs in the genre. Beginning his career as a country singer and musician, Haley was a member of a number of bands in the late 1940s before forming The Comets in 1952. They were among the first to combine country with rhythm and blues into the form that would become known as rock music, and became hugely famous in 1953 with the number one hit "Rock Around the Clock." However, once those latter-day musicians became superstars playing rock & roll, Haley's pioneering work was quickly forgotten. Viewers can rediscover Haley and his contribution to popular music with this release, featuring footage of his band performing their most famous songs from this concert filmed at the Birmingham Odeon in the UK in 1979.
The latest Rockabilly craze (the Teds, greasers, brothel creepers, ducktail haircuts) was in full swing in the UK in 1979 and would also see the revival of the Mod phenomenon (similar Beach side clashes between the Mods and Rockers would ensue). Although the quality of the recording is not like today's standards, this DVD has been released primarily for historical value as it was the last ever professional performance by Bill Haley outside of the USA.
Track Listing:
1. Shake, Rattle & Roll
2. Razzle Dazzle
3. Rudy's Rock (From The Film "Rock Around The Clock")
4. Saints Rock & Roll
5. See You Later Alligator
6. Rock Around The Clock
7. Rock This Joint
8. Me & Bobby Mcgee
9. Rock A Beating Boogie
10. Rip It Up
11. Mal Gray Comes On As A Guest & Sings: The Promised Land
"
For diehard Bill Haley fans
Kenway | Massachusetts | 04/29/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The picture quality was awful but I really was not expecting much given the recording date. It will remind you of footage taken with an old 12mm camera from the audience. However the excitement of Bill Haley and His Comets is there nevertheless and worth having if you like Bill Haley."
Poor recording quality. Not with the original comets.
Lester S. Palinkas | Langhorne, PA | 01/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Recording video and sound quality is not good at all compared to today's standards. I guess considering the age of the video it's OK. Haley is not backed up by all his original comets, but the band is doing a good job."