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Tommy Tucker - 100% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Moon Mullican - 56% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Aubrey Mullican, 29 March 1909, Corrigan, Polk County, Texas, USA, d. 1 January 1967, Beaumont, Texas, USA. Mullican was raised on a farm that was manned by black workers. One sharecropper, Joe Jones, taught Mullican how to play blues guitar. His father bought an old pump organ so that the family could practise hymn-singing, but Aubrey preferred to pound out boogie-woogie an Read more

Ersel Hickey - 51% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
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Ronnie Self - 45% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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Sid King & The Five Strings - 45% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sidney Erwin, 1936, Denton, Texas, USA. King was one of the foremost rockabilly singers of the 50s. As a teenager he formed the Western Melodymakers, which became Sid King And The Five Strings when he signed to Starday in 1954. Among the group’s earliest recordings was ‘Who Put The Turtle In Myrtle’s Girdle’, but after joining Columbia, King concentrated Read more

The Collins Kids - 45% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s
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A brother and sister rockabilly act, Larry Collins (4 October 1944, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA) and Lorrie Collins (b. Lawrencine Collins, 7 May 1942, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA) recorded numerous singles for Columbia Records in the 50s and early 60s that are revered by fans and collectors of early rock ‘n’ roll but never dented the charts. The duo gained what little recog Read more

Jack Scott - 43% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Giovanni Dominico Scafone Jnr., 24 January 1936, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This distinctive, deep-voiced rock ‘n’ roll and ballad singer-songwriter moved to Detroit at the age of 10, and began performing regularly with his sister Linda on the WEXL radio station. After changing his name to Jack Scott, he formed the C&W outfit Southern Drifters in 1954. Playing a Read more

Joe Clay - 40% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Claiborne Joseph Cheramie, 8 September 1938, Harvey, Louisiana, USA. Clay was a rockabilly singer and guitarist who recorded two singles in the late 50s and entered a 30-year period of obscurity before being rediscovered by fans of that music. Clay fronted the C.J. Cheramie Trio in Louisiana in the early 50s, playing the Louisiana Hayride in 1955 on a bill with Elvis Presley Read more

Bobby Lee Trammell - 37% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
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Johnny Burnette - 36% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 March 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 August 1964, Clear Lake, California, USA. Having attended the same high school as Elvis Presley, Johnny moved into the rockabilly genre by forming a trio with his brother Dorsey Burnette on string bass and schoolfriend Paul Burlison (b. 4 February 1929, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 27 September 2003, Horn Lake, Mississippi, US Read more

Sleepy LaBeef - 36% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Paulsey LaBeff, 20 July 1935, near Smackover, Arkansas, USA. (The family name was originally LaBoeuf). The youngest of 10 siblings, his early years were spent on the small family farm, where his father taught him to play guitar. He gained the nickname of Sleepy on his first day at school owing to heavy-lidded eyes that gave the impression that he was half asleep. In 1 Read more

Glen Glenn - 31% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Orin Glenn Troutman, 24 October 1934, Joplin, Missouri, USA. From 1948 Glenn was raised in San Dimas, California, and began performing music professionally from the end of 1952. This early music making was as a country singer and guitarist and he met and played with another guitarist, Gary Lambert, the pair naming themselves the Missouri Mountain Boys. They made a few record Read more

Rose Maddox - 31% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roselea Arbana Brogdon, 15 August 1925, near Boaz, Alabama, USA, d. 15 April 1998, Ashland, Oregon, USA. Maddox began performing in the late 30 in a family group with her brothers Cal, Fred, Don and Cliff. Their career was interrupted by WWII following which they re-formed as the Maddox Brothers And Rose. Cliff died in 1949 and his place was taken by another brother, Henry. Read more

Warren Smith - 31% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s
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Billy Lee Riley - 28% match to Big Al Downing

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 October 1933, Pocahontas, Arkansas, USA. One of the unsung members of the early Sun Records roster, Billy Lee Riley’s recordings for the label remain among the most uninhibited rock ‘n’ roll sides to be released during the mid- to late 50s.Of Irish-Indian parentage, Riley was raised in rural Arkansas and by the age of 10 was working i Read more


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