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Encyclopedia > Chuck Willis

Harold (Chuck) Willis (19281958) was an American blues, rhythm and blues, and rock singer and songwriter; he was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His most successful recording was "C. C. Rider," which topped the rhythm and blues chart in 1957 and also sold well in the pop market. He died suddenly of peritonitis while at the peak of his career, just after "What Am I Living For?", backed by "Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes", was released.

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Bio, Willis, Charles E. (734 words)
Willis was captured the morning the North Vietnamese Tet offensive began.
Willis was in charge, in fact, he was due to return home the end of January but asked for an extension as the plans were to relocate the station to a more secure site.
Willis was told that no treatment would be given his wounded hip, which had developed blood poisoning, until he admitted he was a "clandestine psychological warfare agent." He was then put in a 5 x 3 x 5 foot cage.
Oldies.com : Chuck Willis (321 words)
He composed many of his best-known recordings, and cover versions by acts as disparate as Derek And The Dominos, the Animals, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Band, Ted Taylor and Otis Redding are a tribute to their longevity.
R&B vocalist Chuck Willis not only made a name for himself as a noted singer but also as a composer with songs recorded by Elvis Presley and others.
He was billed as the "King Of The Stroll" due to the dance craze inspired by his hit rendition of "C.C.Rider", and was also known as the "Sheik Of The Blues" for the turban he wore while performing.
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