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Al Rex (born Albert Piccirilli; July 13, 1928) is a bass player for Bill Haley & His Comets and its predecessor Bill Haley and the Saddlemen.[1] He started playing for them in 1949 and became noted for "wild antics" on stage. He formed his own band, Al Rex and the Regaleers in 1960. He left the music industry soon after, although he continued to perform on occasion. He later had a wife[2] and fathered eight children.[3]

Al Rex
Bill Haley and the Comets1956.jpg
Bill Haley and His Comets in 1956. Left to right: Rudy Pompilli, Billy Williamson, Al Rex, Johnny Grande, Ralph Jones, Franny Beecher. Top: Bill Haley.
Background information
Birth name Albert Piccirilli
Born (1928-07-13) July 13, 1928 (age 89)
New York City, New York
Genres Jazz, country
Occupation(s) Bassist
Instruments Bass
Years active 1949–1960
Associated acts Bill Haley and the Saddlemen
Bill Haley & His Comets