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Bill Haley and the Comets – Rockin’ album art

Photo(s) by Bart Solenthaler. Imported from Flickr on Jul 7, 2022. Artwork published in
circa 1970
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Movie tie-in edition from ca. 1974
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Movie tie-in edition from ca. 1974

When “Rock Around the Clock” returned to the U.S. charts in 1974 after being used as the theme for the movie American Graffiti (1973), Pickwick Records brought out a new pressing of a best-of compilation by Bill Haley and the Comets, featuring a cover design that was already used for their 1970/1971 issue. The same album was first released in 1968 under the title Biggest Hits.

The main typeface is Pink Mouse (PLINC, 1970) by Charles Papirtis, here used in its “E” style, i.e. with contour and drop shadow, in trichromatic lowercase letters. The song titles are in all-caps Futura, likewise set on an angle. The movie tie-in edition adds Frankfurter with Univers.

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An earlier pressing from 1971, without the reference to American Graffiti
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An earlier pressing from 1971, without the reference to American Graffiti

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  • Papirtis Pink Mouse
  • Futura
  • Frankfurter
  • Univers

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