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Johnny Grande (1930–2006)

Johnny Grande joined Bill Haley and the Saddlemen in 1949 as piano player, accordionist and musical arranger. He was an original partner in the creation of The Comets in 1952 and played on "Rock Around the Clock." His Latin-lover looks made him one of the more popular members of the Comets during their many tours of the U.S. and Europe. He quit ... See full bio »

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Round Up of Rhythm
Round Up of Rhythm Johnny Grand (Comets Keyboardist)
Atlantic City Holiday
Atlantic City Holiday Comets musician


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 1962 A ritmo de twist
Comets musician (uncredited)
 1961 Jóvenes y rebeldes
Comets musician (uncredited)
 1961 Besito a Papa
Comets musician (uncredited)
 1959 Hier bin ich - hier bleib' ich
Comets musician (uncredited)
 1956 Don't Knock the Rock
Johnny Grande (Pianist, The Comets) (uncredited)
 1956 Atlantic City Holiday (TV Movie)
Comets musician
 1956 Rock Around the Clock
Comets Pianist (uncredited)
 1954 Round Up of Rhythm (Short)
Johnny Grand (Comets Keyboardist)
Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
 1956 Don't Knock the Rock (writer: "Goofin' Around")
Hide Hide Show Show Self (6 credits)
 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
 1957 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Comets Musician
- Episode #10.31 (1957) ... Comets Musician
 1956 Arthur Godfrey and His Friends (TV Series)
Himself - Comets Musician
- Episode dated 28 March 1956 (1956) ... 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

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Recorded with Bill Haley and the Saddlemen (later Bill Haley and His Comets) 1950-1962. Recorded with Bill Haley's Comets 1989-present.

Alternate Names:

Bill Haley and His Comets | Bill Haley and his Comets | John Grande

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Touring with Bill Haley's Original Comets.

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