Billy "Crash" Craddock
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rockabilly rock and roll pop bilititas os group objectum-sexualis nichopoulooza country blue library rx pottery wordz under 2000 listeners convoy soundtrack|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s|
William Wayne Craddock, 16 June 1939, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. As a child, he would imitate the stars of Grand Ole Opry and he was performing with his brothers at talent shows from the age of 10. He played American football and he says that, to avoid being tackled, he would crash through the larger players, hence his nickname. Craddock has been recording since 1957, although his first single, Smacky Mouth, for the Sky Castle label in Greensboro, was released under the name of Billy Graddock. He then recorded The Millionaire as Billy Craddock for Colonial, and went to Date for Ah Poor Little Baby, an underrated rock n roll song which was covered for the UK market by Adam Faith. Although only 19, Craddock signed for his fourth label, but this time it was a major, Columbia Records. For his third single, he was billed, for the first time, as Billy Crash Craddock. The a-side, the rocking...