After that group split up four years later, Lytle started his own band, Tommy Page and the Page Boys. By , he left show business to work as a real estate agent in California. But in , Richards called the other band members out of retirement to play at a tribute to Dick Clark in Philadelphia. And, boy, we started sounding like Bill Haley's old original band. Lytle last saw Haley in the mids at a club in Hayward, Calif.
Haley told him he was "doing a little drinking"a fifth of tequila every day. Lytle acknowledged he had mixed feelings toward Haley. I felt good about it because I was having a good career in the real estate business, and his show business popularity was on a downhill slide," Lytle said with a touch of bitterness.
But "I do feel that Bill made me feel like I had been an important part in his recording career. That made me feel good towards him. The reunited Original Comets played for the last time together in December before splitting up.
Lytle left over internal conflicts, he said. Lytle has survived a bout of prostate cancer and a recent amputation of his left leg because of a blood clot. Find out more about your rights as a buyer - opens in a new window or tab and exceptions - opens in a new window or tab. This is a private listing and your identity will not be disclosed to anyone except the seller.
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During this year, Haley—without the Comets—recorded a pair of demos in Phoenix, Arizona : a country-western song, " Jealous Heart ", on which he was backed by a local mariachi band similar in style to the earlier "Jimmy Martinez"and a lates-style rocker, "Rock on Baby", backed by a group called Superfine Dandelion.
In order to revive his recording career, Haley turned to Europe. By the late s, Haley and the Comets were considered an "oldies" act. The band's popularity never waned in Europe. The group signed a lucrative deal with Sonet Records of Sweden in and recorded in a new version of "Rock Around the Clock", which hit the European charts that year. The band recorded a mixture of live and studio albums for the label over the next decade. In the United States inpromoter Richard Nader launched a series of rock and roll revival concert tours featuring artists of the s and s.
At one of the first of these shows, held at the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Haley received an eight-and-a-half-minute standing ovation following his performance, as Nader related in his recorded introduction to Haley's live album Bill Haley Scrapbookwhich was recorded a few weeks later at the Bitter End club in New York.
The band appeared in several concert films in the early s, including The London Rock and Roll Show for which Haley's —66 lead guitarist, John Kay, briefly rejoined the band —he's the one with the eye patch and Let the Good Times Roll. Aftertax and management problems prevented Haley from performing in the United States, so he performed in Europe almost exclusively, though he also toured South America in The band was also kept busy in the studio, recording numerous albums for Sonet and other labels in the s, several with a country music flavor.
American sales charts once again, thanks to its use in the film American Graffiti and the television program Happy See You Later. In FebruaryHaley's saxophone player and best friend, Rudy Pompillidied of cancer after a nearly year career with the Comets. Haley continued to tour for the next year with a succession of new sax players, but his popularity was waning again, and his performance in London was critically lambasted in the music media, such as Melody Maker.
In earlyHaley announced his retirement from performing and settled down at his home in Mexico. According to the John Swenson biography of Haley, the musician was quoted as saying that he and Pompilli had an agreement that if one died, the other would retire.Aug 11, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - Bill Haley And His Comets -- Rock Around The Clock YouTube Dusty Springfield -- Wishin' And Hopin' - Duration: Jack Gauntt 4, views.