Bill Haley (1925-1981)

American rock & roll singer Bill Haley was born July 6, 1925 in Highland Park, Michigan, as William John Clifton Haley. He is credited by many with first popularizing this form of music in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley & His Comets and million-selling hits such as “Rock Around the Clock”, “See You Later, Alligator”, “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, “Rocket 88”, “Skinny Minnie”, … Continue reading Bill Haley (1925-1981)

The Birthday of Elvis Presley

On January 8, 1993, the United States Postal Service kicked off its American Music Series with a photogravure-printed stamp perforated 11 portraying a young version of singer Elvis Presley (Scott #2721). It would have been his 58th birthday had he not died on August 16, 1977. The American singer, musician, and actor is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th … Continue reading The Birthday of Elvis Presley