Lead guitarist for Expenses Haley & His Comets from 1954 to 1962. He began with Expenses Haley like a program musician, and far later became a member of the band completely. He made up “Blue Comet Blues,” “Goofin’ Around,” “Week End,” and “Shaky.” He was raised in Norristown, Pa. He became a member of the Benny Goodman Orchestra in 1948, remaining there for a lot more than six years.
|1||At the age of 81, still rockin with the Original Comets. World tour under way. [October 2002]|
|2||Worked in a mask factory after leaving The Comets in 1962.|
|3||Before joining Bill Haley and the Comets, Beecher played guitar for Benny Goodman's orchestra.|
|Jóvenes y rebeldes||1961||Comets musician (uncredited)|
|Besito a Papa||1961||Comets musician (uncredited)|
|Hier bin ich - hier bleib' ich||1959||Comets musician (uncredited)|
|Don't Knock the Rock||1956||Franny Beecher (uncredited)|
|Atlantic City Holiday||1956||TV Movie||Comets musician|
|Rock Around the Clock||1956||Comets Guitarist (uncredited)|
|A ritmo de twist||1962||composer: song "Tampico Twist"|
|Don't Knock the Rock||1956||writer: "Goofin' Around"|
|The Fathers of Rock 'n Roll||2004||Video||Himself|
|S.O.U.L.--Sounds of Underground London||2003||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|New American Bandstand 1965||1957-1958||TV Series||Kingsmen Musician / Comets Musician|
|Arthur Godfrey and His Friends||1956||TV Series||Himself - Comets Musician|
|The Ed Sullivan Show||1955||TV Series||Himself - Comets Musician|
|The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey||1955||Documentary||Himself - The Comets|
|20 to 1||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats||2003||Video||Himself (as Bill Haley and his Comets)|
|Rock 'n' Roll History Video: Fabulous Fifties||1989||Video short documentary||Comets musician|
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