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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Comet Falls to Earth

Marshall Lytle, bassist for Bill Haley's original Comets going back to the early 1950s, has died at the age of 79.  Besides Bill, he was probably the visual focus for the group, slapping his stand-up bass.  Here, in 1960, six years after they changed the word, they do "Rock Around the Clock" live--the song that really launched rock' n roll, before Elvis.

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