The original band members were Bill Haley (guitar/vocals), Johnny Grande, keyboards), Dick Richards (drums), Franny Beecher (guitar), Joey Ambrose (sax), Marshall Lytle (bass), Danny Cedrone (lead guitar), Johnny Kay, Dave Holly, Nick Nastos, Rudy Pompilli, Billy Williamson, Al Rappa, Al Rex, Ralph Jones.

Guitarist Danny Cedrone died in 1954 from injuries he received in a fall down a stairway.