Displeased with lineup, Haley sought out Dick Boccelli (also known as Dick Richards), who turned down the job, but recommended a young drummer Charlie Higler.Soon after, Haley asked Richards again, who then accepted the role.It soon became apparent that a new name was needed to fit the new musical style.A friend of Haley's, making note of the common alternative pronunciation of the name Halley's Comet to rhyme with Bailey, suggested that Haley call his band the Comets.ATLANTA -- A 2005 Corcoran High School graduate is dating Kenya Moore, one of the stars of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Matt Jordan, who won sectional titles in track and cross country in high school, has appeared on the hit Bravo show as Moore's love interest.Jordan also appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" with Moore on Sunday. Jordan, who says he loves Syracuse, confirmed his role on the show with During those years Haley was considered one of the top cowboy yodelers in America.
Following Haley's death, no fewer than seven different groups have existed under the Comets name, all claiming (with varying degrees of authority) to be the continuation of Haley's group.
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It sold well and was followed in 1952 by a cover of a 1940s rhythm and blues song called "Rock the Joint" (this time for Holiday's sister company, Essex Records).
Slap-back bass, one identifying characteristic of rockabilly, was used on the Comets' recordings of "Rocket 88", "Rock the Joint", "Rock Around the Clock", and "Shake, Rattle, and Roll".
The band was also known as Bill Haley and the Comets and Bill Haley's Comets (and variations thereof).