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Checking in with Hal Holiday


December’s always a good time to check in with Hal Schneider, a.k.a. Hal Holiday, the man that brought us the deathless “Sleigh Bell Rock”/”Booze Party” single in 1960 and whom I declared, quite astutely, back in ’07 to be “Utah’s King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Hal continues to perform live in the Ogden and Salt Lake areas and recently gathered up some local press when the makers of the Australian film Red Dog used “Booze Party” for a bar scene. A smashing development for someone who, as of four years ago, had yet to see a dime for his nearly half-decade-old songs.

2 Responses to “Checking in with Hal Holiday”

  1. jerry Says:

    great to see the guy who i always said recorded the greatest 2 sided rocker of the R&R era is still going strong. long live hal schneider and GRC # 104, it’s rarity is legendary

  2. Hal Holiday Schneider Says:

    Thanks Jerry,I appreciate your remarks!! I just sang both songs with the Scotty Haze band in Roy Utah.It was at the Roy Eagles on Riverdale road.I usually just sing Booze Party however this is December and Sleigh Bell Rock fits right in!!!! Thanks again….Always Hal

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