George Hiller and Band

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Big band whose career is on the skids at the beginning of the 1956 film Rock Around the Clock. George fires his manager Steve Hollis (Johnny Johnston) after a quarrel about updating his dullsville sound. The bass player quits and joins Steve and they head to New York City.

En route, in tiny Strawberry Springs, the pair hit a teen dance featuring real band Bill Haley and the Comets, and realize that rock and roll is the new craze.

Steve starts managing rock and roll acts before running afoul of other manager Corrine Talbot (Alix Talton) who tries to ruin him.

Poor George and his band aren't listed in the credits. Anyone know who they are?

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