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Al Rex

Al Rex became the bass player for Bill Haley and the Saddlemen in 1949, and was also a featured vocalist and comedian with the group. Soon after recording "Rocket 88" with the band in 1951, Rex quit to pursue a solo career. In 1955 he was invited to join Bill Haley and the Comets to replace bass player Marshall Lytle. Rex appeared in two movies ... See full bio »

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 1956 Don't Knock the Rock
Al Rex (uncredited)
 1956 Atlantic City Holiday (TV Movie)
Comets musician
 1956 Rock Around the Clock
Comets Bassist (uncredited)
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 1961 Jóvenes y rebeldes (musician: "See You Later Alligator" - uncredited)
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 1956 Don't Knock the Rock (writer: "Goofin' Around")
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 1957 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series)
Comets 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
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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)

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Recorded a number of solo singles in the 1950s and 1960s, including the rockabilly classic "Hydrogen Bomb." See more »

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Bill Haley and His Comets | Bill Haley and his Comets

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