Posts tagged "rockabilly"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox

  Song Of The Day – “Party Doll” by Buddy Knox Buddy Holly wasn’t the only rockabilly artist to come out of Texas in the late ’50s. Buddy Knox and his Rhythm Orchids featuring Jimmy Bowen on bass also sprang forth from the Lone Star State with this classic in 1957. Like Holly, Knox also... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "All By Myself" by Johnny Burnette Trio

Song Of The Day – “All By Myself” by Johnny Burnette Trio I first discovered this song in the late 1970s by way of Robert Gordon’s excellent cover version. A few years later I was introduced to the off-the-tracks rockabilly excitement of the 1956 original featuring Johnny on guitar and vocal, Dorsey Burnette on slap... Read more »

Today in Music History: Gene Vincent

On this date fifty-five years ago, Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps record the all-time classic Be Bop A Lula.  It would reach number seven and be his only single to reach the top thirty.  Here he performs the song in ’58:      
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Today in Music History: Elvis

Today in Music History:  Elvis
On this date fifty-five years ago, Elvis has his first number one single in Heartbreak Hotel.  He would have sixteen more.  Four years later, Stuck on You would start a five-week run at the top.  Seventeen years after this, he would make his last recordings at a concert at the Saginaw Civic Center in Michigan. ... Read more »

Today in Music History: Eddie Cochran

On this date fifty-one years ago, Eddie Cochran is killed when the taxi he is riding in crashes into a lamppost in Chippenham, Wiltshire.  He is twenty-one.  Other passengers Gene Vincent and songwriter Sharon Sheeley survive the crash.  Here’s an all-time favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgQg4ze1_KU.  

Today in Music History: Elvis

On this date fifty-three years ago, Elvis reports to the Memphis draft board first thing in the morning and is later assigned army serial number 53310761.  Here’s an appropriate title song from his 1960 movie:
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Today in Music History: Patsy Cline

On this date forty-eight years ago, Patsy Cline is killed in a plane crash in Dyersburg, Virginia.  Patsy, the first country singer to cross over as a pop singer, is thirty years old.  She is en route to Nashville for a benefit concert.  Here she performs her signature, Willie Nelson-penned hit on the “Pet Milk TV” show... Read more »
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