Processed by Rachel Somerville, Project Archivist. Completed June 27, 2011. Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS and local processing manual.
[Identification of Item], Elvis Presley and Bill Haley Photograph, Library and Archives, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
This collection consists of one color photograph of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley. Accompanying the photograph is a newspaper clipping with an image of the same photograph, stating that it was Presley's first appearance in Cleveland, opening up for Roy Acuff and Kitty Wells at Brooklyn High School.
BILL HALEY (July 6, 1925–February 9, 1981), vocalist, guitar player, and band leader, is often neglected in the history books as being the earliest white rock and roll star, beginning as early as 1951. Haley's hits included "Crazy, Man, Crazy," "Dim, Dim the Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere)," "Rock Around the Clock," "Rock the Joint," and "Shake, Rattle and Roll."
ELVIS AARON PRESLEY (January 8, 1935–August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the twentieth century. A cultural icon, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King."
Eder, Bruce. "Bill Haley." All Music Guide. Accessed December 6, 2011. http://allmusic.com/artist/bill-haley-p4426/biography.
The Elvis Presley and Bill Haley Photograph was received by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. as a gift from Chuck Rambaldo / Tommy Edwards Records on May 24, 1993.
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