Bill Haley and his Comets - interview with bassist Marshall Lytle


Rock Around the Clock !

The interview that I did with Marshall Lytle, the bass player for Bill Haley and the Comets, can now be seen on the web. Marshall played on "Rock Around the Clock" and "Shake Rattle and Roll" and many others, and had been recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The interview was done in 2012, a few months before he died.

It was filmed (by Sarah Geledi) and edited (by JF Hayeur) into six short segments, with lots of illustrations (photos) that appear at appropriate moments. The sound was cleaned up (by Paul Edwards of Houdini Wreckordings). This is a quality presentation all the way !

Click the links to see the film clip.

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

part 5

part 6

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Great interview with Marshall - bravo ! - SM, Montreal

I watched the six segments of you interviewing Marshall Lytle. How absolutely delightful ! You must have thrilled to obtain the interview. Now that was GOOD music but then I guess I’m partial to the music of the ’50s and ’60s. - SB, Montreal

I have also posted several interviews with members of 1960s psychedelic bands. To go to the index page, click here.

is an ethnomusicologist, teacher, author, and musician
based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
7 Nights Music Communications, 2006