|Tags:||rockabilly 50s rock and roll|
|Decades:||1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
John Lewis Carrell, 23 October 1937, Cleburne, Texas, USA, d. 18 February 1995, Godley, Texas, USA. Carroll was brought up on a farm near Fort Worth, Texas, though farming held no attraction for him. By the age of 10 he was singing country music and Carroll was an early performer of rockabilly. He flew to Nashville in 1956 and recorded Crazy Crazy Lovin, Tryin To Get To You, Rock n Roll Ruby, Hot Rock, Corrine Corrina and Wild Wild Women at Owen Bradleys studio. They are among the best rockabilly recordings of the period. His records were released on Decca Records and the label misspelt his name as Carroll. He toured on rock n roll package shows and appeared in the film Rock, Baby, Rock It! In August 1957 he worked with Elvis Presleys musicians, Scotty Moore and Bill Black, and they recorded Thats The Way I Love,...