Al Rappa has recorded and toured with Bill Haley's Comets since 1956. He has appeared with the band in movies and on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand." "John Lennon was one of Al's best friends from the day they toured, when The Beatles opened up for them for a few dates," said Melinchock, a founding member of Midnight Circus.
Bill Haley's Comets, of "Rock Around The Clock" fame, tour with Band Leader Al Rappa, "The Original Walking Bass Man." Al has been a member of the band since 1956, and can be seen in films and heard on record albums with Bill Haley. Audiences go wild over Al’s musical antics as he sings and plays right to …
Bill Haley's Comets (also called Bill Haley and His Comets or Bill Haley and The Comets) are known as the first rock and roll band. The group earned a place in The Guinness Book of World Records for selling 43 million copies of its greatest hit, "Rock Around The Clock."The band is now led by original bass and trumpet player, Al Rappa, seen on left in 1960s' photo.
John Melinchock has been the lead guitar player and lead vocalist with Bill Haley's Comets from 1988 through 2010. That puts him third in line for longevity in the band next to Rudy Pompilli, 25 years, and Al Rappa who has been there since 1956. John has certainly done his homework.
Bill Haley & His Comets were an American rock and roll band, founded in 1952 and continued until Haley's death in 1981. The band was also known as Bill Haley and the Comets and Bill Haley's Comets (and variations thereof). From late 1954 to late 1956, the group placed nine singles in the Top 20, one of those a number one and three more in the Top Ten.
He will tour France with the CAPTAIN JOE COMBO this summer, opening for Phil Collins and again in January of 2010. He also reunited with his old friend AL RAPPA and is playing selected dates with BIL HALEY'S COMETS. He has recently opened his HOME OF A COMET as the ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK MUSEUM, which he started with JIMMY De KNIGHT, the ...
Bill Haley's Comets featuring Al Rappa. Country Joe McDonald The Marshall Tucker Band Gary Puckett Lynard Skynard Juice Newton Big Brother and the Holding Company Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot. Bad Company former Lead Singer Brian Howe.
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