Legend Bill signs in

Bill Haley pictured signing the guest book at the Danum Hotel in Doncaster.
Bill Haley pictured signing the guest book at the Danum Hotel in Doncaster.

Now here’s a face many music lovers of a certain age will recognise.

William John Clifton Haley, better known as ‘Bill’ to his fans signs the register prior to his brief stopover at Doncaster’s Danum Hotel during the 1950s with two very adoring fans looking on.

Apparently the young lady next to him is the receptionist and no doubt her companion has found some excuse to leave her duties and catch a close up glimpse of the legend of Rock n Roll who gave the world such classics as Shake Rattle and Roll, See You Later Alligator and of course Rock Around The Clock.

But here’s the question, who are these young ladies? perhaps it’s you, maybe you can give us a date for the actual show which took place just up the road at the Gaumont theatre. Was there a support act to the man with the quiff, someone out there must be able to fill in the gaps.