Bill Haley had house band here, Pre-Comets

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Jack's Twin Bar
200 South Broadway
Gloucester 08030
United States
39° 53' 33.0396" N, 75° 7' 12.72" W

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Bill Haley and the Saddelmen were the house band here when it was just called Twin Bar, in the early fifties. They were a country band that was beginning to rock (or beginning rock, I should say [in a sense, as rock and roll had many catalysts over a long period of time- Ed.]), and had a song called "Rip The Joint." They morphed into Bill Haley and the Comets, who debuted "Rock Around the Clock" at HofBrau Hotel in Wildwood, NJ, on 5/29/54. There is a lot about this on the Web, and the information above is from http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/10/nyregion/10rock.html.
There is a real historic marker on the front of the building, https://www.zomato.com/gloucester-city-nj/jacks-twin-bar-gloucester-city/menu#tabtop.

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plaquemaster
Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:44

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