Freddie Bell  









Freddie Bell of the Bellboys passed away at


11:30 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2008


due to complications from cancer.

    Some photos with friends    



Freddie Bell & the Bellboys - Giddy Up A Ding Dong (1956)






Bell first arrived in Las Vegas in late 1955, landing at the Sands Hotel to work the lounge for two weeks. He and his band had a moderate hit in their hometown of Philadelphia at the time, "Hound Dog," and were in a film to be released in 1956 called "Rock Around the Clock" starring Bill Haley. The song that became a big hit for Bell and the Bellboys from the film was, "Giddy Up Ding Dong." It climbed to No. 1 in Europe and remained in the top 10 for weeks.

Bell, who called Philly his hometown, eventually, moved lock, stock and clothing to his new home in Las Vegas, becoming a permanent resident and a leader in the still growing rock 'n roll genre of the '60s.

From Norm Johnson's column dated February 8th on “It’s the Norm”, read entire column HERE


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