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Franny Beecher (1921–2014)

Franny Beecher joined Bill Haley and the Comets in 1954, replacing guitarist Danny Cedrone, who had died. Beecher's guitar solos became legendary during his time with the band. He left the Comets in 1962, but in 1987 he participated in a Comets reunion and now in his late 70s, he continues to perform and record with the band. See full bio »

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 1961 Jóvenes y rebeldes
Comets musician (uncredited)
 1961 Besito a Papa
Comets musician (uncredited)
 1959 Here I Am, Here I Stay
Comets musician (uncredited)
 1956 Don't Knock the Rock
Franny Beecher (uncredited)
 1956 Atlantic City Holiday (TV Movie)
Comets musician
 1956 Rock Around the Clock
Comets Guitarist (uncredited)
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 1962 A ritmo de twist (composer: song "Tampico Twist")
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 1956 Don't Knock the Rock (writer: "Goofin' Around")
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 2004 The Fathers of Rock 'n Roll (Video)
 2003 S.O.U.L.--Sounds of Underground London (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1957-1958 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series)
Kingsmen Musician / Comets Musician
- Episode #1.282 (1958) ... Kingsmen Musician
- Episode #1.91 (1957) ... Comets Musician
 1956 Arthur Godfrey and His Friends (TV Series)
Himself - Comets Musician
- Episode dated 28 March 1956 (1956) ... Himself - Comets Musician
 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comets Musician
- Episode #8.48 (1955) ... Himself - Comets Musician
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 2006 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary)
- Greatest Songs of All Time (2006) ... Himself (as Bill Haley and His Comets)
 2003 Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats (Video)
Himself (as Bill Haley and his Comets)
 1989 Rock 'n' Roll History Video: Fabulous Fifties (Video short documentary)
Comets musician

Personal Details

Other Works:

Also recorded a single with The Merri-Men in 1960, during a brief hiatus from the Comets. See more »

Alternate Names:

Francis Beecher | Frank Beecher | Frannie Beecher | Bill Haley and His Comets | Bill Haley and his Comets


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Before joining Bill Haley and the Comets, Beecher played guitar for Benny Goodman's orchestra. See more »

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