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Marshall Lytle (I) (1933–2013)

Marshall Lytle joined Bill Haley and the Saddlemen in 1951, playing bass and also performing as a featured vocalist. He stayed with Haley after the band changed its name to Bill Haley and the Comets, and Lytle played bass on the famous recording of "Rock Around the Clock" in 1954. In late 1955 Lytle quit the Comets to form The Jodimars alongside ... See full bio »

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Round Up of Rhythm
Round Up of Rhythm Marshall Lytle (Comets Bass Player)
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The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Comets Musician


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 2010 William (Short)
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 1954 Round Up of Rhythm (Short)
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 2008 Rockabilly 514 (Documentary)
 2008 Kings of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - The Comets
 2004 The Fathers of Rock 'n Roll (Video)
 2003 S.O.U.L.--Sounds of Underground London (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
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 1989 Rock 'n' Roll History Video: Fabulous Fifties (Video short documentary)
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Bass player on the Bill Haley classics "Rock the Joint" (1952), "Crazy Man Crazy" (uncredited co-writer, 1953), "Rock Around the Clock" (1954) and "Shake, Rattle and Roll" (1954). See more »

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He started out playing guitar. He was working at a radio station in Pennsylvania when Bill Haley hired him to replace the bass-fiddle player in his band, the Saddlemen. Lytle didn't know how to play bass, and Haley gave him a 30-minute lesson, teaching him the slap-bass technique (in which the strings are smacked against the fingerboard). See more »

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