Chuck’s Classics, featuring Bill Haley and the Comets

Rock Around The Clock
Bill Haley and the Comets were formed in 1952. From 1954 to 1956 they placed 9 singles in the Top 20 including this one in 1954. Originally Haley was a country performer. He changed musical direction that became known as rock and roll. Haley died in 1981 and variations of the group still perform. At least 4 such groups in the United States as of 2014.
1954
Bill Haley & The Comets

Chuck Benson

Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for AM/FM Radio. Then in ’62 helped open CKNL Fort St. John, BC. In ’68 Chuck and two others (Ernie Mushtuk and Ernie Mykyte) started up Yellowhead Broadcasting Ltd out of Edson, AB, eventually ending up with satellites in Grande Cache, Jasper, Whitecourt and Hinton, AB. He sold his interests and moved to Vancouver, ending up with CFVR, Abbotsford as General Sales Manager, then Manager of CHPQ, Parksville, and eventually as a Sales Consultant with CIGV-FM in Penticton. Chuck is retired from broadcasting and living with his wife in Parksville

Published on April 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

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