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Joey Ambrose

Joey Ambrose was the saxophone player for Bill Haley and the Comets in 1954 and 1955, most notably playing on the famous recording, "Rock Around the Clock." He quit the Comets in late 1955 to form The Jodimars along with fellow Comets Dick "Richards" Bocelli and Marshall Lytle. After the Jodimars broke up, he became a pit boss at Caesar's Palace ... See full bio »

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Round Up of Rhythm
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The Ed Sullivan Show
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 2004 The Fathers of Rock 'n Roll (Video)
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 1989 Rock 'n' Roll History Video: Fabulous Fifties (Video short documentary)
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Recorded with Bill Haley and the Comets, 1954-55, including "Rock Around the Clock." See more »

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Joey D'Ambrosio

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The Comets are living proof that Rock & Roll is the Fountain of Youth.


Still playing saxophone with the remainder of the original Comets in theaters in Branson, MO. See more »

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