The Original Comets

Marshall Lytle of the Original Comets
has passed away at the age of 79

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The Original Comets consist of Marshall, Joey and Dick. The two baby Comets Dave and Jackson are a great addition to the band. They are going strong and if you would like to see them play you can see them in Branson, on one of the Concerts At Sea cruises or other places they may book. They are great guys to know and do enjoy their fans. Click here to see where they may be playing next or near your town.




A Little Trivia information about The Original Comets  

The Comets can truly be called the FIRST BAND of Rock 'N' Roll. They were the first group whose ensemble worked in arrangement and performance helped develop the nascent musical form for rock 'n' roll. stagecraft.

The band was once called Bill Haley and The Comets and also known as The Saddlemen in 1949, The muscians in the band provided the musical foundation for singe Bill Haley.

The band is best known for its many hits between 1954 - 1958 including the first-ever rock 'n' roll number one hit "Rock Around The Clock". Rock Around The Clock was a Top 20 hit in the UK six long months before it Charted in the US - reaching #17 in January 1955.

By 1963 the band members had all departed and It became known as Bill Haley's touring group.

The four surviving original members reunited in 1987. Three of the members are still performing today.

Some of their songs they are known for:

  • Rock Around The Clock
  • Now Dig This!
  • The House is Rockin'
  • We Ain't Dead Yet
  • Joe's Rockin'
  • Shake Rattle and Roll
  • Eat Your Heart Out Annie
  • Buona Sera
  • Cloud 99
  • Steel Guitar Rag
  • Birth Of The Boogie
  • Dance The Bop
  • Wonderful World
  • See You Later Alligator
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