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Jerry Lee Lewis

Biography 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. An early …

Carl Perkins

Biography One of the architects of rock & roll, Carl Perkins is best known as the writer and original singer of the rockabilly anthem “Blue Suede Shoes” (#2, 1956). Along …

Roy Orbison

Biography Roy Kelton Orbison was born on April 23, 1936 at 3:30 pm, in Vernon, Texas. Nadine, his mother, was a nurse. Orbie Lee, his father, a worker. Roy was …

Billy Lee Riley

Biography Born in Pocahontas, Arkansas, the son of a sharecropper, Riley learned to play guitar from black farm workers. After 4 years in the Army, Riley first recorded in Memphis, …

Jeannie C Riley

Biography Born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson on October 19, 1945 in Stamford, Texas and raised in the small west-Texas town of Anson, Texas. The second daughter to Oscar and Nora Stephenson. Her father …

The Dixie Cups

Biography The Dixie Cups are an American pop music girl group of the 1960s. The trio consisted of sisters Barbara and Rosa Lee Hawkins; plus their cousin Joan Johnson, from …

Merle Haggard

Biography Though for the last decade his new recordings have received almost no airplay—in the innocently cruel Nashville taxonomy, he is classified as a living legend—Merle Ronald Haggard remains, with …

Bill Justis

Biography William E. “Bill” Justis Jr. (October 14, 1926 – July 15, 1982) was an American pioneer Rock and Roll musician, composer, and musical arranger best known for his 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame song “Raunchy.” Bill Justis was born in Birmingham, Alabama but grew up …