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  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Legacy Entertainment Inc.
  • DVD Release Date: July 10, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CQLZ2Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #598,873 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By 1stVideo on July 23, 2007
Before Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Chuck Berry popularized rock & roll, BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS had already scored a number of hit songs in the genre. Beginning his career as a country singer and musician, Haley was a member of a number of bands in the late 1940s before forming The Comets in 1952. They were among the first to combine country with rhythm and blues into the form that would become known as rock music, and became hugely famous in 1953 with the number one hit "Rock Around the Clock." However, once those latter-day musicians became superstars playing rock & roll, Haley's pioneering work was quickly forgotten. Viewers can rediscover Haley and his contribution to popular music with this release, featuring footage of his band performing their most famous songs from this concert filmed at the Birmingham Odeon in the UK in 1979.
The latest Rockabilly craze (the Teds, greasers, brothel creepers, ducktail haircuts) was in full swing in the UK in 1979 and would also see the revival of the Mod phenomenon (similar Beach side clashes between the Mods and Rockers would ensue). Although the quality of the recording is not like today's standards, this DVD has been released primarily for historical value as it was the last ever professional performance by Bill Haley outside of the USA.
Track Listing:
1. Shake, Rattle & Roll
2. Razzle Dazzle
3. Rudy's Rock (From The Film "Rock Around The Clock")
4. Saints Rock & Roll
5. See You Later Alligator
6. Rock Around The Clock
7. Rock This Joint
8. Me & Bobby Mcgee
9. Rock A Beating Boogie
10. Rip It Up
11. Mal Gray Comes On As A Guest & Sings: The Promised Land
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kenway on April 28, 2008
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The picture quality was awful but I really was not expecting much given the recording date. It will remind you of footage taken with an old 12mm camera from the audience. However the excitement of Bill Haley and His Comets is there nevertheless and worth having if you like Bill Haley.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Traveler. on January 1, 2008
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Recording video and sound quality is not good at all compared to today's standards. I guess considering the age of the video it's OK. Haley is not backed up by all his original comets, but the band is doing a good job.
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The cover on this DVD is misleading as it is an old picture of Bill with Rudy & Rudy was not with the Comets (I believe that he passed away at this time) & the Comets were mostly young, but talented, players. They did a good job, but, it wasn't the same as before (time goes on, doesn't it, along with all of it's changes). The quality of the DVD is great & if you are a Bill Haley fan, you won't be sorry as long as you realize the show is not what is on the cover. +JMJ+
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