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Franny Beecher

Franny Beecher Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1921
Place of Birth Norristown, Pennsylvania
Death day February 24, 2014 (92 years old)
Zodiac Sign Libra
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Franny Beecher

Francis Eugene Beecher was the lead guitarist of Bill Haley & His Comets from 1954 to 1962, and is best known for his innovative guitar solos combining elements of country and jazz. He composed the classics "Blue Comet Blues", "Goofin 'Around", "Week End" and "Shaky" when he was the lead guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets. He continued to perform with the surviving members of The Comets in 2006. In 2012, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Beecher as a member of the Comets by a special committee, aiming to correct mistakes. The former is not attributed to Comets with Bill Haley.

Birth name Francis Eugene Beecher
Also known as Frank Beecher
Born September 29, 1921, Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died February 24, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Jazz, country
Instruments guitar
Years active 1940s–2014 (his death)
Associated acts Benny Goodman Orchestra, Bill Haley & His Comets
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About Franny Beecher

Lead guitarist for Billy Graham & His Comets from 1954 to 1962.

Franny Beecher before fame

He started with Bill Haley as a session musician, and much later joined the band permanently.

Achievement of Franny Beecher

He composed "Blue Comet Blues," "Goofin' Around," "Week End," and "Shaky."

Franny Beecher family life

He grew up in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Associations of Franny Beecher

He joined the Benny Goodman Orchestra in 1948, staying there for more than six years.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Franny Beecher

  • Members of the Benny Goodman Orchestra
  • Bill Haley and his comet members

Latest information about Franny Beecher updated on June 14 2021.