Bill Haley and the Comets, Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Bill Haley and his Comets come to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman August 24 at 8 p.m.
The group burst onto the music scene in the early 1950s and were the first group of musicians to bring rock and roll to the world’s attention. With Bill’s signature split curl hairstyle and the band’s matching dinner jackets and super energetic stage presence, many fans considered them to be as revolutionary in the 1950s as the Beatles and Rolling Stones were in the 1960s. Their single “Rock Around the Clock” was featured in the smash teen movie Blackboard Jungle in 1955 and became an instant number one hit.
Bill and the Comets starred in two of the first ever movies about the rock music revolution, Rock Around the Clock and Don’t Knock the Rock. The Comets began touring the globe and creating hit singles such as “Shake, Rattle & Roll,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Rip It Up,” “Rock the Joint” and “Crazy Man Crazy.” As their fame increased, their catchy music was featured prominently in movies throughout the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the popular TV show “Happy Days.”
With fans aged 1 to 100, Bill Haley’s Comets continue to perform every year at theatres, clubs, fairs and casinos all over the world for rock and roll fans of all ages.
Broadway Theatre of Pitman is located at 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ.
For tickets, click here, and for more information, visit pitmanbroadwaytheatre.com.