Johnny Carroll

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rockabilly 50s rock and roll Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

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 Bradley’s 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 Presley’s musicians, Scotty Moore and Bill Black, and they recorded ‘That’s The Way I Love’,...

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