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Freddie Bell & the Bellboys


This early US rock ‘n’ roll six-piece outfit was led by singer Freddie Bell (b. Ferdinando Dominico Bello, 29 Sept 1931, South Philadelphia, Pa, USA, d. 11 Feb 2008, NEVADA, Nevada, USA), and in addition presented Jack port Kane (saxophone), Jerry Mayo (trumpet), Frankie Brent (bass/acoustic guitar), Russ Conti (piano), and Chick Keeney (drums). Their ‘big music group’ design of rock and roll ‘n’ move included a cover edition of Big Mama Thornton’s ‘Hound Pet’ for the Teenager label in 1955. Elvis Presley noticed them carrying out the song reside in Apr 1956 and documented his own edition in July. The Bellboys accomplished another landmark by showing up in the 1st rock and roll ‘n’ roll film – Rock NIGHT AND DAY – in 1956. These were also the very first US rock and roll work to tour the united kingdom, assisting Tommy Steele in 1956. Their best-known quantity was also released that yr, ‘Giddy Up A Ding Dong’, and became lots 4 hit in the united kingdom. Additional singles included ‘The Hucklebuck’, ‘Train You To Rock and roll’ and ‘Rockin’ Can be My Business’. Another film appearance is at the 1964 pop exploitation film GET HOLD OF A University Young lady (The Swinging Occur the united kingdom), where Roberta Linn sang together. The Pets, the Dave Clark Five as well as the Standells also highlighted. On the effectiveness of a few strikes Bell sustained a profession for pretty much 50 years. Performing because the Freddie Bell Present, he kept a residency in NEVADA for some of the entire year and toured the planet in the rest of the weeks.

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Nationality American
Music Songs Hound Dog, Giddy Up A Ding Dong, Teach You To Rock, Take The First Train Out Of Town, Move Me Baby, Stay Loose Mother Goose, Rockin' Is My Business, I Said It And I'm Glad, Hucklebuck, Hey There You, Voo Doo, Rompin' And Stompin', Rockin' The Polonaise, You're Gonna Be Sorry, Giddy Up, All Right, Okay, You Win, Five-Ten-Fifteen Hours, Old Town Hall, I'm Advertisin', Go Go Go, Ticket Stub, We Gonna Teach You To Rock, Big Bad Wolf, Give a Smile, Alright Ok You Win, Let It Rock, Please Please Me, Teddy Bear, Quiero Ser Dichoso, I Said It And Im Glad, Never Be Anyone Else But You, We're Gonna Teach You to Rock
Albums Rock Masters: Hound Dog, Rock & Roll...All Flavors, Freddie Bell: Debut Recordings, Giddy Up A Ding Dong, Grandes Éxitos: Freddie Bell & The Bellboys, Hucklebuck, Rock 'N Roll Classics, Greatest Hits: Freddie Bell & The Bellboys, Giddy up a Ding Dong (Mono Version), Rompin And Stompin, All Right, Ok, You Win / Stay Loose, Mother Goose (Mono Version)

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1 He came to Las Vegas in 1953 from his home town of Philadelphia and was considered one of the great lounge acts of the time, alongside the trio of saxophonist Sam Butera, singers Louis Prima and Keely Smith. He was performing at the Sands casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in the mid-1950s when Elvis Presley was just an opening act across the street at the New Frontier. Bell's upbeat covers, and perhaps his knee-wiggling dance moves, inspired Presley, according to Bell's publicist Norm Johnson.



Juice & Grand Slam: Nivalasta poikki 1984 TV Movie writer: "Hellurei ja Onni Gideon" - uncredited
The Ernie Sigley Show 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Around the Clock 1956 performer: "I'm Gonna Teach You How to Rock", "Giddyup Dingdong" / writer: "I'm Gonna Teach You How to Rock", "Giddyup Dingdong"



Rock Around the Clock 1956 Freddie Bell (uncredited)



That Regis Philbin Show 1964 TV Series Himself
Get Yourself a College Girl 1964 Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show 1958 TV Series Himself
Rumble on the Docks 1956 Himself, Freddie Bell (as Freddie Bell and His Bellboys)
The Colgate Comedy Hour 1955 TV Series Themselves - Singers

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The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1985 TV Series Himself

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