Rocky Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: rockabilly 80s pop pop rock rock oldies new wave american rock n roll one hit wonder spotify only heard one song with roots rock alt-country paisley classic folk etc jetga song Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Burnette, 12 June 1953, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Burnette was the son of pioneering rock ‘n’ roll trio member Johnny Burnette and nephew of fellow member Dorsey Burnette. Dorsey’s son Billy Burnette (later a solo performer and member of Fleetwood Mac) was born within a few weeks of Rocky and some sources claim that Johnny and Dorsey coined the term ‘Rockabilly’ in their honour. This does seem to be unlikely, however. Like his father, Rocky is a keen fisherman who claimed that when his father died in 1964 (drowned in a boating accident), he went fishing himself rather than attend the funeral. He had also been a close friend of Elvis Presley until his father had fallen out with him over a publishing agreement, and the family had moved to California.

Burnette started out in the music business around 1967 as a teenage songwriter, working for Acuff-Rose Music publishers. His songs were later recorded by the...

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