ABC news.com 2014.02.25 20:39
Franny Beecher, lead guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, which helped
kick off the rock and roll era with the hit "Rock Around the Clock" in
1955, has died. He was 92.
Beecher died in his sleep Monday night at a nursing home near Philadelphia,
daughter Pauline Grinstead said Tuesday.
The Comets, whose hits also included "See You Later, Alligator," are
credited by some music historians with having recorded the first rock and
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