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Albert Floyd Piccirilli (born July 13, 1928), also known by his stage name Al Rex, is a former bass player for Bill Haley & His Comets and its predecessor Bill Haley and the Saddlemen.[2] 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[1] and fathered eight children.[3]

Al Rex
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Al Rex in 1958
Background information
Birth nameAlbert Floyd Piccirilli[1]
Born (1928-07-13) July 13, 1928 (age 90)
Black Horse, Pennsylvania[1]
GenresJazz, country
Years active1949–1960
Associated actsBill Haley and the Saddlemen
Bill Haley & His Comets
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.