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William Doggett (1916–1996)

Bill Doggett was a rock-and-roll pioneer; his 1956 hit "Honky Tonk" has been hailed as the first rock instrumental. Raised on the streets of North Philadelphia and a graduate of Central High School, Bill Doggett had been making music from an early age, turning from the trumpet to the piano at age 13, and by 15 he was playing in the pit orchestra ... See full bio »

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Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet Soundtrack
The Limits of Control
Great Balls of Fire!
American Hot Wax
American Hot Wax Soundtrack


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 2009 The Limits of Control (performer: "Moon Dust" - as Bill Doggett) / (writer: "Moon Dust" - as Bill Doggett)
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Chasing It (2007) ... (performer: "Honky Tonk, Pt. 2" - as Bill Doggett) / (writer: "Honky Tonk, Pt. 2")
 1989 Great Balls of Fire! (performer: "As You Desire Me" - as Bill Doggett)
 1986 Blue Velvet (performer: "Honky Tonk (Part I)" - as Bill Doggett) / (writer: "Honky Tonk (Part I)" - as Bill Doggett)
 1983 Au-delà de minuit (Short) (writer: "Let's Do the Continental" - as Bill Doggett)
 1978 American Hot Wax (performer: "Honky Tonk Part 2" - as Bill Doggett) / (writer: "Honky Tonk Part 2")
 1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (writer: "Honky Tonk" - uncredited)
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 1947 Look-Out Sister
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 1958 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.19 (1958) ... Himself

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Was a pianist and arranger for The Ink Spots during the 1940s.



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