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Bill Haley & His Comets: The Decca Years And More

Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, 19 April 1991

TO A CONTEMPORARY listener already mystified by '50s rock 'n' roll. Bill Haley might be the greatest mystery of all. Elvis's success is easy to understand: the undeniable sex-saturated charisma, the near-hysteria of his hardest-rocking recordings, the libido-stimulating ooziness of his ballads. Chuck Berry. Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis. Little Richard — they too should find no problem with acceptance among the latecomer.

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