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Lot #857
Bill Haley

Extremely early photo of Haley as “Yodelin’ Bill”

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Extremely early photo of Haley as “Yodelin’ Bill”

Rare vintage glossy 8 x 10 photo of Haley as a young man, signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ink “Best of luck to one of my best fans, Virginia, Your pal, Yodelin’ Bill, W.S.N.J.” In very good condition, with scattered creases, toning to the edges, light paper loss to the bottom and left borders, a lightly trimmed left edge, silvering to dark areas of the image with some mild scattered surface loss, and a small brush to the sentiment and some light scattered soiling to the reverse. When Haley started out, he was working as a DJ at the New Jersey radio station WSNJ. In fact, the first known mention of Haley is from an article in Billboard from January 20, 1945, which reported on “a new program of cowboy and hillbilly songs is being broadcast from WSNJ, Bridgeton, NJ, featuring Brother Wayne and Yodeling Bill Haley.” This photo must date from 1945-46, because he took a new job at a station in New Hampshire in October 1946. An incredible signed photo of Haley from the early years. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: October Monthly
  • Dates: #393 - Ended October 17, 2012

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