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05/02/1957 5,000 fans greet Bill Haley when he arrives from New York

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Bill Haley - Newsreel - London Feb -1957

Bill Haley arrived from New York on the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth at Southampton for his UK concert debut and was greeted by 5,000 fans. He was the first major American Rock artist to tour the UK. The greatest accomplishment of Bill Haley & The Comets lies in paving the way for all the others that followed.