Early life[ edit ] Halley was born in Haggerstonin east London.
Bill Haley was married three times: Dorothy Crowe 11 December - 14 November divorced two children Barbara Joan Cupchak 18 November - divorced five children Martha Velasco - 9 February ; his death three children  Children[ edit ] Bill Haley had at least ten children.
Haley, his eldest son, wrote Sound and Glory, a biography of Haley,  and had another child, Sharyn, with his first wife, Dorothy Crowe. His youngest daughter, Gina Haleyis a professional musician based in Texas.
His youngest son Pedro is also a musician. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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Please help to create a more balanced presentation. Discuss and resolve this issue before removing this message. September An admitted alcoholic,  [ full citation needed ] Haley fought a battle with alcohol into the s.
Nonetheless, he and his band continued to be a popular touring act, benefiting from a s nostalgia movement that began in the late s and the signing of a lucrative record deal with the European Sonet label.
Before the South African tour, he was diagnosed with a brain tumorand a planned tour of Germany in the autumn of was cancelled. By this time, Bill and Martha fought all the time and she told him to stop drinking or move out. He then did move out into a room in their pool house. Martha still took care of him and sometimes, he would come in the house to eat, but he ate very little.
The doctor prescribed a medication to stop the overproduction, but said Bill would have to stop drinking. Martha said, "This is pointless. As soon as he felt better, he went back out to his room in the pool house, and the downward spiral continued until his passing.
His son Pedro represented him at the ceremony. Dwight Yoakam sang backup on the tribute. As ofonly two members of this particular contingent are still alive Joey Ambrose and Dick Richardsbut they continue to perform in Branson and in Europe.
At least two other groups also continue to perform in North America under the Comets name as of Published biographies[ edit ] InHaley began working on an autobiography entitled The Life and Times of Bill Haley, but died after completing only pages. The work is registered with the U. Copyright Officebut has yet to be released to the public.
InJohn Swenson wrote Bill Haley: This book is out of print. Following the success of The Buddy Holly Story inHaley expressed interest in having his life story committed to film, but this never came to fruition.
Bill Haley has also been portrayed — not always in a positive light — in several "period" films: John Paramor in Shout! Dates are approximate due to lack of documentation. Haley historian Chris Gardner, as well as surviving members of the group, have confirmed that the two singles: Unreleased recordings[ edit ] Bill Haley recorded prolifically during the s, often at the radio stations where he worked, or in formal studio settings.
Virtually none of these recordings were ever released. The Legendary Cowboy Recordings reveal that several additional Cowboy label single releases were planned for the Four Aces, but this never occurred.
Betty", "Eloise", "Whoa Mabel! Quotations[ edit ] Frankly, our market is the teenagers. They are the ones we constantly try to please. We keep very close to them, listening for their new expressions and asking what they want in the way of music. Tchaikovsky and Bach is Cadillac music, while we play more down-to-earth Ford music.Bill Haley, the person credited with creating rock and roll, was born on July 6, , in Highland Park, Michigan.
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