Bill Haley

  • American musician
  • Born July 6, 1925
  • Died February 9, 1981

William John Clifton Haley (; July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981) was an American rock and roll musician. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and million-selling hits such as "Rock Around the Clock", "See You Later, Alligator", "Shake, Rattle and Roll", "Rocket 88", "Skinny Minnie", and "Razzle Dazzle". He has sold over 60 million records worldwide and has been described as the greatest musical pioneer of the 20th century.

See you later, alligator. After a while, crocodile.

I sat down one night and wrote the line rock, rock, rock everybody.

We take a lot of care with lyrics because we don't want to offend anybody.

We steer completely clear of anything suggestive.

She was so small she could make mamba in a telephone booth.

The road can be hard on a kid if he's not careful.

The music is the main thing and it's just as easy to write acceptable words.