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The Rockabilly Hall of Fame was established on March 21, 1997 to present early rock and roll history and information relative to the artists and personalities involved in this pioneering American music genre. is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


Headquartered in a former recording studio in Burns, Tennessee, about 30 miles west of Nashville, the first induction certificate was issued on November 16th, 1997 for singer Gene Vincent. The creation of Bob Timmers, the not-for-profit entity maintains an Internet website that is supported in part by the fans and artists of the music it represents. Burns is a town located in Dickson County, Tennessee. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Gene Vincent, real name Vincent Eugene Craddock, (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American rocknroll pioneer musician, best known for his hit Be-Bop-A-Lula. // His parents, Ezekiah Jackson and Mary Louise Craddock, were shop owners in Norfolk, Virginia. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML...


Among those recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame are pioneer singers, songwriters, disc jockeys and promoter/producers such as Sun Records owner Sam Phillips. For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Label of the fourth Sun Records Sun Records has been the name for four 20th century record labels. ... Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – June 30, 2003), was a record producer who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. ...


Members

Tommy Allsup was the person who luckily lost the toss to Ritchie Valens for a place on Buddy Hollys aeroplane, on The Day the Music Died in 1959. ... The Blackwood Brothers Quartet is a famous American gospel music singing group. ... Stan Beaver had a hit with I Got a Rocket in my Pocket in 1963 Stans Rockabilly Hall of Fame page Stan Beavers myspace page ... Boyd Bennett (December 7, 1924- June 2, 2002) was a songwriter and singer. ... Donnie Brooks (born John Dee Abohosh on February 6, 1936 in Dallas, Texas) is an American pop music singer. ... Boudleaux and Felice Bryant Felice Bryant (August 7, 1925 – April 22, 2003) and Boudleaux Bryant (February 13, 1920 – June 26, 1987) were an American wife and husband country music songwriting team who were also at the forefront of the evolution of pop music. ... Albert Sonny Burgess is a guitarist and singer of rockabilly, present at its inception and still performing today. ... Paul Burlison was a pioneer rockabilly guitarist and a founder member of The Rock and Roll Trio. ... William Beau Billy Burnette III (born May 8, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American guitarist and singer who was part of the band Fleetwood Mac from 1987 to 1995. ... John Joseph Johnny Burnette (March 25, 1934–August 14, 1964) was a Rockabilly pioneer. ... James Burton (born August 21, 1939 in Minden, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. ... Ray Campi (b. ... The Canadian Sweethearts were a Canadian singing duo popular during the 1960s until its disbandment in 1977. ... Ace Cannon is an American saxophonist. ... Wynona Merceris Carr (August 23, 1924 - May 12, 1976) was an African-American gospel, rhythm & blues and rock & roll singer/songwriter, who recorded as Sister Wynona Carr when doing gospel material. ... Al Casey (born October 26, 1936 in Long Beach, California) is a pioneering rockabilly guitarist. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Jack Henderson Clement (born April 5, 1931 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer, songwriter, and a record and film producer. ... Ray Edward Eddie Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an early American rockabilly musician and an important influence on popular music during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Bobby Curtola, CM (April 17, 1944 –) is an early Canadian Rock and Roll singer and one-time teen idol. ... Alton (1908-1964) and Rabon Delmore (1916-1952), billed as The Delmore Brothers, were country music pioneers and stars of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1930s. ... Bo Diddleys emphasis on rhythm largely influenced popular music, especially that of rock and roll in the 1960s. ... Carl Dobkins, Jr. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Phil (left) and Don in 1962 The Everly Brothers, (Don Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937, Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Phil Everly, born Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939, Chicago, Illinois) are male siblings who were top-selling country-influenced rock and roll performers, best known for their steel... Charlie Feathers, (June 12, 1932 - August 29, 1998), was an influential rockabilly and country music performer. ... Narvel Felts (born November 11, 1938) is an American country music singer. ... Image:Leo Fender tinkering. ... The Flaming Ember was an American white soul band from Detroit, Michigan, who found brief commercial success starting in 1969. ... Dominic Joseph Fontana (born March 15, 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley. ... Tillman B. Franks (born September 29, 1920 in Stamps, Arkansas - October 26, 2006) was an American bassist, songwriter who was also the manager for a number of country music artists, including Johnny Horton, David Houston, Webb Pierce, Claude King and the Carlisles. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... William Orville Lefty Frizzell (March 31, 1928 – July 19, 1975) was an American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s; a leading exponent of the Honky Tonk style of country music. ... Billy Garland (William Jefferson Garland)(Jun 17, 1918 – March 16, 1960) was an American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Charlie Gracie (born 1936) is an American rock pioneer and singer. ... Bill Haley, with his band, the Comets, was one of the first rock and roll acts to tour the United Kingdom. ... Dale Ellis Hawkins aka DJ (born on November 24, 1993 in Long Beach, California) is a 9th grader White student at wilson , High School who is often called the DJ of the LBC. (Fellow peoples Zerrick Santos and Robert Anderson are his homies. ... Ronnie Hawkins, born January 10, 1935 in Huntsville, Arkansas, United States, is a pioneering rock and roll musician and cousin to fellow rockabilly pioneer Dale Hawkins. ... Bobby Helms (born August 15, 1933 in Bloomington, Indiana; died June 19, 1997) is an American singer who enjoyed his peak success in 1957. ... Clarence Henry (born January 19, 1937 in Algiers, LA) Fats Domino and Professor Longhair were young Clarence Henrys main influences while growing up. ... Ersel Hickey (June 27, 1934 in Brighton, New York - July 12, 2004 in New York City, New York) was a rockabilly singer best known for Bluebirds Over The Mountain. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959),[1] better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of rock and roll. ... Johnny Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 4, 1960) was an American country music singer who was most famous for his semi-folk, so-called saga songs. With them, he had several major crossover hits, most notably in 1959 with The Battle of New Orleans which won the 1960 Grammy Award... Wanda Jackson (born Wanda Jean Jackson, on October 20, 1937, in Maud, Oklahoma) was the first female rock and roll singer in the United States, releasing her debut record in 1956. ... Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938) is an American blues, soul, R&B, and jazz singer and songwriter. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Buddy Wayne Knox (July 20, 1933 - February 14, 1999) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 rockabilly hit song, Party Doll. Knox was born in the tiny farming community of Happy, Texas and as a boy learned to play the guitar. ... Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 1950s and 1960s. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Bonnie Lou (born Mary Jo Kath October 27, 1924 in Talawanda, Indiana) is an American Rock & Roll and Country Music singer. ... Matthew Richard Lucas (born March 5, 1974) is an English comedy actor. ... Robin Luke (born March 20, 1942) was an American rockabilly singer. ... Marshall Lytle (b. ... Lonnie Mack (born Lonnie McIntosh, 18 July 1941, Harrison, Indiana) is an influential rock and blues guitarist. ... Thomas Grady Martin (born January 17, 1929 in Chapel Hill, Tennessee; died December 7, 2001 in Lewisburg, Tennessee) was a noted session musician who played guitar on several hit songs. ... Clyde McPhatter (November 15, 1932 _ June 13, 1972) was an influential American R&B singer, born in Durham, North Carolina. ... Bob Loyce Moore (born November 30, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee), is an American session musician, orchestra leader, and legendary bassist. ... Winfield Scott Scotty Moore III (born December 27, 1931 near Gadsden, Tennessee) is a legendary American guitarist and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... COLONEL ROBERT MORRIS Also See COL. ROBERTS NEW WEBSITE http://www. ... Moon Mullican was an American country and western singer and pianist in the late 1940s and 1950s from Louisiana. ... Eric Hilliard Ricky Nelson, alternately Rick Nelson (May 8, 1940 - December 31, 1985), was one of the first American teen idols. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... Tommy Overstreet (born September 10, 1937) is a country music singer born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... Colonel Tom Parker (born Andreas Cornelius van Kuijk on June 26, 1909 – January 21, 1997), was an American/Dutch entertainment impresario known best as the manager of Elvis Presley. ... Joe Pennington, aka Joe Penny, (born January 15, 1928 in Plant City, Florida) is a former lead guitarist for Hank Williams backing band, the Drifting Cowboys. ... Carl Lee Perkins (April 9, 1932 – January 19, 1998) was an American pioneer of rockabilly music, a mix of rhythm and blues and country music that was recorded most notably at Sun Records in Memphis beginning in 1954. ... Luther Monroe Perkins (January 8, 1928 – August 5, 1968) was an American country music guitarist renowned for his work with Johnny Cash and their boom-chicka rhythmic style. ... Ray A. Peterson (April 23, 1935 - January 25, 2005) was an American pop music singer. ... Norman Petty (May 25, 1927 - August 15, 1984) was an American musician, songwriter, and pioneer record producer who helped shape modern pop music. ... Daddy-O Dewey Phillips (13 May 1926 - 28 September 1968) was one of rock n rolls pioneering disk jockeys, along the lines of Clevelands Alan Freed. ... Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – June 30, 2003), was a record producer who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. ... Barbara Pittman (April 25, 1939 - October 29, 2005) was one of the few female singers who recorded at Sun Studio. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ... Johnny Preston (born John Preston Courville, August 18, 1939, Port Arthur, Texas) is an American singer. ... Marvin Rainwater, a rockabilly singer-songwriter, was born Marvin Karlton Percy on July 2, 1925 in Wichita, Kansas. ... Jerry Reed Hubbard (born March 20, 1937) is an American country music singer, country guitarist, songwriter, and actor. ... Charlie Rich (December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American musician, songwriter, and pianist. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and recording from 1951. ... Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. ... Billy Lee Riley was born on October 5, 1933 in Pocahontas, Arkansas, USA. He is a legendary Rockabilly-musician, who worked at Sun Records and who was rediscovered by Bob Dylan in 1992. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Tommy Roe, born May 9, 1942 is an American pop music singer/songwriter. ... [[Image:T[ommySands. ... Jack Scott (born Giovanni Sacfone Jr. ... For Dell Shannon, the pen name of a police procedural novelist, see Elizabeth Linington. ... Jumpin Gene Simmons (born July 10, 1937 in Tupelo, Mississippi; died August 29, 2006 in Tupelo, Mississippi) was an American rockabilly singer and songwriter. ... Warren Smith (February 7, 1932 - January 31, 1980) was a pioneer singer and guitar player of American Rockabilly music born in Humphreys County, Mississippi. ... Bobby Sowell, born July 8, 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee is an American musician, pianist and composer. ... William E. Strange (born 1930 in Long Beach, California) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor. ... The Stray Cats are a rockabilly band formed in 1979 by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer (Bloodless Pharaohs/Brian Setzer Orchestra) with school friends Lee Rocker (born Leon Drucker) and Slim Jim Phantom (born James McDonnell) in the Long Island town of Massapequa, New York. ... Gene Summers was born in Dallas, Texas on January 3, 1939 and has been a rock/rockabilly artist since the 1950s. ... Billy Swan (born Billy Lance Swan, 12 May 1942, Cape Girardeau, Missouri) is an American songwriter and singer, best known for his 1974 single, I Can Help. Swans role in the music industry was largely invisible. ... Twitty redirects here. ... Ritchie Valens (born Ricardo Steven Valenzuela, May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) was a pioneer of rock and roll and a forefather to the Latin Rock movement. ... Bobby Vee (born April 30, 1943) is an American pop music singer. ... Gene Vincent, real name Vincent Eugene Craddock, (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American rocknroll pioneer musician, best known for his hit Be-Bop-A-Lula. // His parents, Ezekiah Jackson and Mary Louise Craddock, were shop owners in Norfolk, Virginia. ... Ervin L. Wee Willie Williams (December 18, 1935 - August 28, 1999) was an American rockabilly pioneer musician. ... Link Wray and His Ray Mens The Swan Singles Collection 1963-1967 Fred Lincoln Link Wray Jr (May 2, 1929 – November 5, 2005) was an American rock and roll guitar player most noted for pioneering a new sound for electric guitars in his hit 1958 instrumental Rumble, by Link... X on the cover of their 1997 collection Beyond and Back: The X Anthology, with Billy on the center left Billy Zoom (born Tyson Kindell on February 20, 1948), in Savanna, IL. The son of a Big Band woodwinds player, he inherited his fathers love of music. ...

The Rockabilly Hall of Fame into the future

Rockabilly is still popular with performances by young performers and some of the originals. The Rockabilly Hall of Fame continues to recognize and benefit those who are performing rockabilly to the present. Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music to emerge during the 1950s. ...


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