Dick Richards (aka Dick Bocelli) of The Comets R.I.P.

Dick Richards (aka Dick Bocelli) of The Comets R.I.P.

Postby Dirk B. » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:44 pm

The coolest drummer on earth is dead - he rocked till he dropped - even is his nineties!

OCEAN CITY, NJ — Dick Boccelli, an Ocean City resident and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, died Friday morning, according to The Press of Atlantic City. He was 95.

Boccelli, more commonly known as Dick Richards, drummed for Bill Haley & His Comets on famous singles such as "Rock Around the Clock" and "Shake, Rattle and Roll." He had lived in Ocean City since the 1960s.

Haley's band changed their name to Bill Haley & His Comets in 1952. Richards joined the band around that time. In 1953, they released "Rock Around the Clock," a song that helped bring rock and roll to mainstream culture.
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