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April 1956. "Shirtless teenaged boy dancing in the audience at a performance by Bill Haley and the Comets and LaVern Baker at the Sports Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania." From photos, last seen here, by Ed Feingersh for the Look magazine article "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Controversy." View full size.