Sid King & The Five Strings
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rockabilly 50s boppin hillbilly rock & roll|
|Decades:||1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Sidney Erwin, 1936, Denton, Texas, USA. King was one of the foremost rockabilly singers of the 50s. As a teenager he formed the Western Melodymakers, which became Sid King And The Five Strings when he signed to Starday in 1954. Among the groups earliest recordings was Who Put The Turtle In Myrtles Girdle, but after joining Columbia, King concentrated on more hard rocking material. Recording in Dallas, he released a version of Roy Orbisons Ooby Dooby in 1955 but though Kings record was issued first, Orbison himself had the hit. He also recorded Sag, Drag And Fall as well as versions of R&B hits including Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee.