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Franny Beecher (1921–2014)

Actor | Music Department | Soundtrack

Franny Beecher joined Bill Haley and the Comets in 1954, replacing guitarist Danny Cedrone, who had died. Beecher's guitar solos became legendary during his time with the band. He left the Comets in ... read full biography
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Sep 29, 1921 (died Feb 24, 2014) | 5' 8" (1.73m)
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16 titles
Released Film and Video (5 titles) Budget Opening Weekend Gross
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A ritmo de twist (1962)
Composer (song "Tampico Twist") Composer (song "Tampico Twist")   See fewer
Jóvenes y rebeldes (1961)
Comets musician (uncredited) Comets musician (uncredited)   See fewer
Besito a Papa (1961)
Comets musician (uncredited) Comets musician (uncredited)   See fewer
Here I Am, Here I Stay (1959)
Comets musician (uncredited) Comets musician (uncredited)   See fewer
Don't Knock the Rock (1956)
Himself - Guitarist, The Comets (uncredited), Writer ("Goofin' Around") Himself - Guitarist, The Comets (uncredited), Writer ("Goofin' Around")   See fewer
Released Television (1 title) Episodes
Atlantic City Holiday (1956)
(TV Movie) - Comets musician Comets musician   See fewer
Self (7 titles)
The Fathers of Rock 'n Roll (2004)
(Video) - Himself Himself   See fewer
S.O.U.L.--Sounds of Underground London (2003– )
(TV Mini-series) - Himself Himself   See fewer
Bandstand (1957–1958)
(TV Series) - Kingsmen Musician / Comets Musician (2 episodes, 1957) Kingsmen Musician / Comets Musician (2 episodes, 1957)   See fewer
Episode #1.282 (Aug 14, 1958) Season 1, Episode 282 - Kingsmen Musician Kingsmen Musician   See fewer
Episode #1.91 (Nov 27, 1957) Season 1, Episode 91 - Comets Musician Comets Musician   See fewer
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends (1956)
(TV Series) - Himself - Comets Musician (1 episode, 1956) Himself - Comets Musician (1 episode, 1956)   See fewer
Episode dated 28 March 1956 (Mar 28, 1956) Himself - Comets Musician Himself - Comets Musician   See fewer
Rock Around the Clock (1956)
Himself - Comets Guitarist (uncredited) Himself - Comets Guitarist (uncredited)   See fewer
Toast of the Town (1955)
(TV Series) - Himself - Comets Musician (1 episode, 1955) Himself - Comets Musician (1 episode, 1955)   See fewer
Episode #8.48 (Aug 7, 1955) Season 8, Episode 48 - Himself - Comets Musician Himself - Comets Musician   See fewer
Archive Footage (3 titles)
20 to 1 (2006)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2006) Himself (1 episode, 2006)   See fewer
Greatest Songs of All Time (Sep 12, 2006) Season 3, Episode 2 - Himself (archive footage) (as Bill Haley and His Comets) Himself (archive footage) (as Bill Haley and His Comets)   See fewer
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats (2003)
(Video) - Himself (archive footage) (as Bill Haley and his Comets) Himself (archive footage) (as Bill Haley and his Comets)   See fewer
Rock 'n' Roll History Video: Fabulous Fifties (1989)
(Video) - Comets musician (archive footage) Comets musician (archive footage)   See fewer
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