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Bill Haley And His Comets Signed Promo Photo Rudy Pompilli Al Rex Johnny Grande Franny Beecher Ralph Jones Billy Williamson Autograph ITEM SOLD
This 8" x 10" promo photo has been signed in fountain pen by Bill Haley (adding "Sincerely"), Rudy Pompilli (adding "To Cathy- Best of health & good fortune always Sincerely,"), Billy Williamson, Al Rex, Johnny Grande, Ralph Jones and Fran Beecher. Under the signature of each Comet (except Rudy's) is written what instrument each played, written by Rudy Pompilli. This is believed to date from early 1956, not long after "Rock Around The Clock" became a huge hit and ushered in the rock and roll era. It was obtained by at the time a young girl named Cathy, to whom Rudy Pompilli inscribed it. Cathy's grandmother was the godmother of sax player Rudy Pompilli. There are some bends and creases, and spots where tape remnants can still be seen from being displayed on the original recipient's wall for many years. This lineup is probably the best-known, from their ongoing world tours, and the appearances they made in the early rock films "Rock Around The Clock" and "Don't Knock The Rock". An amazing relic from the dawn of rock and roll.