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Ha·ley(hā′lē), Alexander Palmer Known as "Alex." 1921-1992.
American noted for cowriting The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) as well as for his novel Roots (1976), a fictionalized chronicle tracing his family history back to its African origins.
Haley, William John Clifton, Jr. Known as "Bill." 1925-1981.
American singer who with his band, the Comets, recorded "Rock Around the Clock" (1954) and other influential early rock songs.
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(Biography) Bill, full name William John Clifton Haley. 1925–81, US rock and roll singer, best known for his recording of "Rock Around the Clock" (1955)
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|Noun||1.||Haley - United States rock singer who was one of the first to popularize rock'n'roll music (1925-1981)|
|2.||Haley - United States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992)|
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