50th Anniversary for 'Rock Around the Clock'

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Fifty years ago Monday, history was made when Bill Haley and the Comets recorded "Rock Around the Clock" — considered by some critics to be the first-ever "rock 'n' roll" song to become a hit. Haley died in 1981, but the remaining Comets still tour the world. One of those original band members, bassist Marshall Lytle, talks about the significance of the anniversary.

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