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Tribute to Marshall Lytle

A special tribute to one of the founder members of Bill Haley's Comets, Marshall Lytle.

This week’s Rock ‘n’ Rock party includes a special tribute to one of the founder members of Bill Haley’s Comets who recently passed away – Marshall Lytle. He played the rhythmic slap-bass on all the early hits, including of course “Rock Around The Clock”. The Comets played the West many times since re-forming in 1989 and Geoff interviewed them often. Using this exclusive archive audio, Geoff tells Marshall’s story and the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Plus of course, contributions from other members of the band, including a fond tribute from Comet’s drummer Dick Richards, recorded only this week.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Hour 1

    • The Everly Brothers

      Rip It Up

    • Waylon Jennings

      It's So Easy

    • Robert Gordon

      Red Hot

    • The Jodimars

      Clarabella

    • Buddy Holly

      Reminiscing

    • The Star Shooters

      Leave Me Alone

    • The Marcels

      Summertime

    • The Shadows

      The Rise And Fall Of Flingel

    • The Inteli-Gents

      Tipperty Top

    • Charlie Feathers

      Love Never Treated Me Right

    • Sandy Ford Flying Saucers

      Some Like It Hot

    • Wings

      Name And Address

    • Porky's Hot Rockin'

      Summertime Blues

    • Rocky Burnette with Darrel Higham

      Rockabilly Boogie

    • The Doel Brothers

      I Need Your Loving

    • Billy Harlan

      I Wanna Bop

    • The Wolftones

      Lovestruck

    • Chet Atkins

      Susie-Q

  • Hour 2 - A Tribute to Marshall Lytle of The Comets"

    • Bill Haley and His Comets

      Rocket 88

    • Bill Haley and His Comets

      Shake Rattle & Roll

    • The Comets

      Lili Mae

    • Bill Haley and His Comets

      Rock The Joint

    • Bill Haley with Haley's Comets

      Real Rock Drive

    • Bill Haley with Haley's Comets

      Crazy Man Crazy

    • Bill Haley and His Comets

      Two Hound Dogs

    • Bill Haley and His Comets

      Birth Of The Boogie

    • Bill Haley and His Comets

      Razzle Dazzle

    • Bill Haley and His Comets

      Happy Baby

    • The Jodimars

      Well Now Dig This

    • The Jodimars

      Eat Your Heart Out Annie

    • The Comets

      Shoo Sue

    • The Comets

      Goofin' Around

    • Bill Haley and His Comets

      Rock Around The Clock

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