Charlie Feathers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rockabilly country rock and roll soundtrack rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Charles Arthur Feathers, 12 June 1932, Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 August 1998, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The work of rockabilly legend Feathers became more elevated during each revival of interest in the genre. Feathers was an enigmatic superstar, although in reality his influence totally overshadowed his commercial success. His upbringing on a farm, being taught guitar by a cotton-picking black bluesman and leaving home to work on an oilfield, gave Feathers a wealth of material for his compositions. In the early 50s, together with Jody Chastain (b. 1933, USA, d. 28 July 1999), and Jerry Huffman, he performed as the Musical Warriors. He was an early signing to Sam Phillips’ Sun Records. He recorded his first song, ‘Defrost Your Heart’, in 1955, and claimed to have co-written Elvis Presley’s debut, ‘Blue Moon Of Kentucky’. He did, however, co-write Presley’s first hit, ‘I Forgot To Remember To Forget’.

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