BILLY LEE RILEY aka Lightnin' Leon/Skip Wiley/The Jivin' Five/The Megatons/The Rockin' Stockins/Darren Lee/Prince Albert/Sandy & The Sandstones. He has also been featured on recordings by John Prine, the Beach Boys and Bo Diddley.
Born: Oct 5, 1933, Pocahontas, Arkansas - Died: Aug 2, 2009, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Rec various labels - including Sun, Rita, Nita, Checker, Smash, Atlantic, Stax.
Songs: Baby Please Don't Go/Betty And Dupree/Billy's Blues/College Man/Dark Muddy Bottom/Down By The Riverside/Flyin' Saucer Rock'n'Roll/Got Your Water Boiling/Guess Things Happen That Way/I Want You Baby/Let's Talk About Us/No Name Girl/One More Time (Come Back Baby)/Open The Door Richard/Parchment Farm/Pearly Lee/Red Hot/Rock With Me Baby/Searchin'/She's My Baby/Swanee Rover Rock/Sweet William/That's Right/They Was Rockin'/Trouble Bound/When A Man Gets The Blues/Woudn't You Know/Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash - just to mention a few.
BOB LUMAN (Bobby Glynn Luman)
Born: Apr 15, 1937, Nacogdoches, Texas - Died: Dec 27, 1978.
Songs: All Night Long/Boston Rocker/Buttercup/Class Of '59/Dreamy Doll/The Fool/Good Things Stem From Rock'n'Roll/The Great Snowman/Hey Joe/Let's Think About Living/Louisiana Man/Meet Mr. Mud/My Baby Walks All Over Me/Mystery Train/Poor Boy Blues/Private Eye/Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache/Red Hot/Try Me/Why Why Why/You're The Cause Of It All/You've Got Everything - just to mention a few.
BOBBY DARIN (Waldo Robert Cassotto)
Born: May 14, 1936, Philadelphia - Died: Dec 20, 1973.
Rec for various labels - including Decca, Atco, Capitol.
Songs: Bullmoose/Dream Lover/Early In The Morning/Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name/I Ain't Sharin' Sharon/I Want You With Me/If I Were A Carpenter/I'll Be There/Judy, Don't Be Moody/Keep A Walking/Mighty Mighty Man/Multiplication/Now We're One/Oo-Ee Train/Pitty Miss Kitty/Plain Jane/Pretty Betty/Queen Of The Hop/Somebody To Love/Sorrow Tomorrow/Splish Splash/Things/You Know How/You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby/You're The Reason I'm Living - just to mention a few.
BRENDA LEE (Brenda Mae Tarpley)
Born: Dec 11, 1944, Atlanta, Georgia.
Songs: All Alone Am I/Baby Face/Bigelow 6-200/Coming On Strong/Doodle Bug Rag/Dum Dum/Dynamite/Emotions/Fool No.1/He's So Heavenly/Here Comes That Feeling/I'm Sorry/Jambalaya/Kansas City/Let's Jump The Broomstick/Little Jonah/Lonely, Lonely, Lonely Me/My Whole World Is Falling Down/One Step At A Time/Ring-A-My-Phone/Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues/Rock The Bop/Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree/Save All Your Lovin' For Me/So Deep/Sweet Nothin's/Tables Are Turning/Too Many Rivers/Weep No More My Baby - just to mention a few.
BUDDY HOLLY (Charles Hardin Holley)
Born: Sept 7, 1936, Lubbock, Texas - Died: Feb 3, 1959.
Songs: See his own page.
THE BURNETTE BROS. (Johnny & Dorsey Burnette)
Born - Johnny: Mar 25, 1934, Memphis, Tennessee - Died: Aug 14, 1964, Clear Lake, California.
Born - Dorsey: Dec 28, 1932, Memphis, Tennessee - Died: Aug 19, 1979, Hollywood, California.
Songs - The Kids from Texas: Long Legged Linda
The Texans rec for the Infinity label.
Instrumentals - The Texans: Bloody River/Green Grass Of Texas/Ole Reb/Rockin' Johnny Home
Songs - The Brothers: Keep A Knockin'
Songs - The Burnette Brothers: Boppin' Rosalie/Do Baby Do/That's All I Care/Warm Love
The Rock'n'Roll Trio rec for the Coral label. The third member was guitarist Paul Burlison.
Songs - The Rock'n'Roll Trio: All By Myself/Blues Stay Away From Me/Butterfingers/Chains Of Love/Drinkin' Wine Spo-DeeO-Dee/Eager Beaver Baby/Honey Hush/I Just Found Out/I Love You So/If You Want It Enough/Lonesome Tears In My Eyes/Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track)/Midnight Train/My Love, You're A Stranger/Oh Baby Babe/Please Don't Leave Me/Rock Therapy/Rockabilly Boogie/Shattered Dreams/Sweet Love On My Mind/Tear It Up/Touch Me/The Train Kept-A-Rollin'/You're Undecided/Your Baby Blue Eyes
Johnny rec for various labels - Freedom/Liberty, Capitol & Chancellor.
Songs - Johnny: Big Big World/Don't Do It/Dreamin'/God, Country And My Baby/Little Boy Sad/Love Kept A-Rollin'/Sweet Baby Doll/Sweet Suzie/You're Sixteen - just to mention a few.
Dorsey rec for various labels - including CeeJam, Era, Capitol, Dot.
Songs - Dorsey: Bertha Lou/Big Rock Candy Mountain/The Devil's Queen/Don't Let Go/Feminine Touch/The Ghost Of Billy Maloo/Great Shakin' Fever/Hard Rock Mine/Hey Little One/If Nashville Lets You Down/Juarez Town/Let's Fall In Love/Lonely Train/Misery/Rainin' In My Heart/Tall Oak Tree/Things I Treasure/Til The Law Says Stop/Way In The Middle Of The Night - just to mention a few.
Born: 1941, Jackson, Tennessee.
Rec various labels - including Jaxon, Philips Int./Sun, Monument.
Songs: Baby I Don't Care/Crazy Fool/Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes/Gonna Rock'n'Roll Tonight/I Ain't Got No Home/I Can't Forget You/If I Could Change You/If I Ever Needed You/I'm Bluer Than Anyone Can Be/I'm Comin' Home/Island Of Love/Kansas City/Look At That Moon/Mona Lisa/Pretend/Rockin' Love/Some Enchanted Evening/South Of The Border/Take These Chains From My Heart/Too Young/Walkin' And Thinkin'/Wayward Wind/ - just to mention a few. See some private photos
Born: Apr 9, 1932, Jackson, Tennessee - Died: Jan 19, 1998, Jackson, Tennessee
Rec for various labels - including Flip/Sun, Columbia.
Songs: All Mama's Children/Allergic To Love/Baby, What You Want Me To Do?/Back To Tennessee/Because You're Mine/Big Bad Blues/Blue Suede Shoes/Boppin' The Blues/Born To Boogie/Caldonia/Country Boy's Dream/Daddy Sang Bass/Dixie Fried/Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby/Georgia Courtroom/Glad All Over/Gone, Gone, Gone/Her Love Rubbed Off/Honey Don't/Honkey Tonk Gal/I'm Gonna Set My Foot Down/I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry/Jive After Five/Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing/Levi Jacket (And A Long Tail Shirt)/Lend Me Your Comb/Matchbox/Movie Magg/Pink Pedal Pushers/Pointed Toe Shoes/Pop, Let Me Have The Car/Put Your Cat Clothes On/Red Neck/Restless/Rise And Shine/Rockin' Record Hop/Shine Shine Shine/Take Me Back/Tennessee/That Don't Move Me/That's All Right/That's Right/Turn Around/Where The Rio De Rosa Flows/You Can't Make Love To Somebody/Your True Love - just to mention a few. See some private photos
Born: Jun 12, 1932, Hollow Springs, Mississippi - Died: Sep 5, 1998, Memphis, Tennessee
Rec for various labels - including Flip/Sun, Meteor, King, Kay, Memphis.
Songs: A Man In Love/All Messed Up/Bottle To The Baby/Defrost Your Heart/Don't Let Me Cross Over/Get On With It/Gone Gone Gone/I Forgot To Remember To Forget/I've Been Deceived/Let's Love A Little/Love, Don't Treat Me Right/Mound Of Clay/One Hand Loose/Peepin' Eyes/Send Me The Pillow/Sleepy Time Blues/Today And Tomorrow/Tongue Tied Jill/Uh Huh Honey/Wedding Gown Of White/Wild Wild Party - just to mention a few.
THE COLLINS KIDS (Lorrie & Larry Collins)
Born - Lorrie: May 7, 1942, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Born - Larry: Oct 4, 1944, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Songs: Beetle Bug Bop/The Cuckoo Rock/Go Away Don't Bother Me/Heartbeat/Hop, Skip And Jump/Hot Rod/Hoy Hoy/Hush Money/I Wish/In My Teens/Just Because/Lonesome Road/Make Him Behave/Mama Worries/Mercy/Missouri Waltz/Move A Little Closer/My First Love/Party/Rock And Roll Polka/Rock Boppin' Baby/The Rockaway Rock/Shortnin' Bread Rock/Soda Poppin' Around/Sweet Talk/There'll Be Some Changes Made/They're Still In Love/Walking The Floor Over You/Whistle Bait/You Are My Sunshine/Young Heart - just to mention a few.
Instrumentals - Larry: Hey Mama/One Step Down/The Rebel Johnny Yuma/T-Bone/What About Tomorrow/Wild And Wicked Love/You've Been Gone So Long
Instrumentals - Larry & Joe Maphis: Bye, Bye/Early American/Hurricane/The Rockin' Gypsy
CONWAY TWITTY (Harold Jenkins)
Born: Sept 1, 1933, Friars Point, Mississippi - Died: Jun 5, 1993, Springfield, Missouri.
Rec for various labels - including Sun, Mercury, MGM, ABC, Decca.
Songs: Born To Sing The Blues/C'est Si Bon/Crazy Dreams/Danny Boy/Give Me Some Love/God Bless America Again/Guess My Eyes Were Bigger Than My Heart/Half Way To Heaven/Heavenly/Hey! Little Lucy (Don't Cha Put No Lipstick On)/Hey Miss Ruby/I Love You More Today/I Need Your Lovin' Kiss/I Viberate (From My Head To My Feet)/The Image Of Me/Is A Bluebird Blue/It's Only Make Believe/Just Because/Lonely Blue Boy/Make Me Know You're Mine/Man Alone/Maybe Baby/Mona Lisa/My One And Only You/Next In Line/The Next Kiss (Is The Last Goodbye)/Platinum High School/Shake It Up/The Story Of My Love/To See An Angel Cry/Trouble In Mind/What Am I Living For - just to mention a few.
DION (Dion DiMucci)
Born: Jul 18, 1939, Bronx, New York.
Songs: A Lover's Prayer/A Teenager In Love/Drip Drop/(I Was) Born To Cry/I Wonder Why/In The Still Of The Night/Little Diane/Lonely Teenager/Lovers Who Wander/The Majestic/No One Knows/Ruby Baby/Runaround Sue/Teen Angel/That's My Desire/The Wanderer/When You Wish Upon A Star/Where Or When - just to mention a few.
Born: Apr 28, 1938, Corning, New York.
Songs: The Battle/Because They're Young/Bonnie Came Back/Boss Guitar/Cannonball/Cripple Creek/Dance With The Guitar Man/Deep In The Heart Of Texas/Drivin' Home/First Love, First Tears/Forty Miles Of Bad Road/Just Because/Kommotion/Lonesome Road/The Lonely One/Movin' And Groovin'/The Quiet Three/Ramrod/Rebel Rouser/Rebel Walk/Shazam/Some Kinda Earthquake/Theme From Dixie/Up And Down - just to mention a few. See some private photos
Born: 1933, Memphis, Tenn.
Rec various labels - including Ekko, Mercury, Sun.
Songs: A Booger Gonna Getcha Ya/Back Street Affair/Behave Be Quiet Or Be Gone/Broke My Guitar/Don't Tear Me Up/Feel Like I'm Catchin' The Blues/Fool About You/Have You Heard The Gossip/Here Comes That Train/I'm Free/I'm Satisfied/I Got A Hole In My Pirogue/If I Can Just Get Over You/Juke Joint Johnny/Keep Playing That Music/Knock Kneed Nellie/Law Enforcing Man/Legend Of Buford Pusser/Monkey And The Baboon/Night Train To Memphis/No.9 Train/Old Country Rock/One Way Ticket/Rockin' Daddy/Show Me/Standing In The Station/Sweet Marie/Tank Town Boogie/This Cold War With You/This Old Heart Of Mine/Tomorrow I'll Be Gone/Tore Up/Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon/Your Conscience/Your Woman May Have Been Here (But She Said Her Last Goodbye) - just to mention a few.
EDDIE COCHRAN (Eddie Ray Cochran)
Born: Oct 3, 1938, Oklahome City, Oklahoma - Died: Apr 17, 1960, U.K.
Songs: Blue Suede Shoes/C'mon Everybody/Cut Across Shorty/Drive In Show/Half Loved/Hallelujah, I Love Her So/I Remember/Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie/Little Angel/Lonely/Milk Cow Blues/Nervous Breakdown/One Kiss/Sittin' In The Balcony/Skinny Jim/Somethin' Else/Summertime Blues/Sweetie Pie/Teenage Heaven/Tell Me Why/Teresa/Three Steps To Heaven/Twenty Flight Rock/Weekend - just to mention a few.
ELVIS PRESLEY (Elvis Aaron Presley)
Born: Jan 8, 1935, East Tupelo, Mississippi - Died: Aug 16, 1977, Memphis, TN
Rec for Sun & RCA labels.
Songs: Baby Let's Play House/Blue Moon/Blue Moon Of Kentucky/Good Rockin' Tonight/Harbor Lights/I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone/I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine/I Forgot To Remember To Forget/I Love You Because/I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')/Just Because/Milkcow Blues Boogie/My Happiness/Mystery Train/That's All Right/That's When Your Heartaches Begin/Tomorrow Night/Trying To Get To You/When It Rains, It Really Pours/You're A Heartbreaker - just to mention the Sun recordings from 1953-55 - the rest are history.
FREDDY CANNON (Freddy Picariello)
Born: Dec 4, 1939, Lynn, Massachusetts.
Songs: California Here I Come/If You Were A Rock And Roll Record/Kansas City/Palisides Park/Patty Baby/Tallahasse Lassie/Teen Queen Of The Week/Transistor Sister/The Truth Ruth/Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - just to mention a few.
GENE VINCENT (Vincent Eugene Craddock)
Born: Feb 11, 1935, Norfolk, Virginia - Died: Oct 1971.
Rec for various labels - including Capitol.
Songs: Baby Blue/Be-Bop-A-Lula/Be Bop Boogie Boy/Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain/Bluejean Bop/Boppin' The Blues/Bring It On Home/Crazy Legs/The Day The World Turned Blue/Dance To The Bop/Five Feet Of Lovin'/High On Life/How I Love Them Old Songs/If Only You Could See Me Today/Important Words/King Of Fools/Looking Back/Lotta Lovin'/Lovely Loretta/Lucky Star/Pistol Packin' Mama/Race With The Devil/Rocky Road Blues/The Rose Of Love/Say Mama/She She Little Sheila/Story Of The Rockers/Woman Love - just to mention a few.