Hal Zieger (sometimes reported as "Hal Ziegler") was a music producer and promoter in Southern California in the 1950s and into the early 1960s. He is credited as one of the first distributors of rock music.
I realize that this music got through to the youngsters because the big beat matched the great rhythms of the human body. I knew it and I knew there was nothing that anyone could do to knock that out of them. I further knew that they would carry this with them the rest of their lives.
-- Hal Zieger