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Warren Smith - 100% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Jazz
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Billy Lee Riley - 95% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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5 October 1933, Pocahontas, Arkansas, USA. One of the unsung members of the early Sun Records roster, Billy Lee Riley’s recordings for the label remain among the most uninhibited rock ‘n’ roll sides to be released during the mid- to late 50s. Read more

Carl Perkins - 92% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Jazz Comedy Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Country & Bluegrass Television
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Carl Lee Perkins, 9 April 1932, Ridgely, Tennessee, USA (his birth certificate misspelled the last name as Perkings), d. 19 January 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Carl Perkins was one of the most renowned rockabilly artists recording for Sun Records in the 50s and the author of the classic song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. As a guitarist, he influenced many of the next ge Read more

Gene Vincent - 79% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts
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Vincent Eugene Craddock, 11 February 1935, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, d. 12 October 1971, Newhall, California, USA. One of the original bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll, the self-destructive Vincent was involved in a motorcycle crash in July 1955 and his left leg was permanently damaged. Discharged from the US Navy, he began appearing on country music radio and came under th Read more

Charlie Feathers - 76% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Soundtracks
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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 Read more

Johnny Burnette - 72% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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28 March 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 August 1964, Clear Lake, California, USA. Having attended the same high school as Elvis Presley, Johnny moved into the rockabilly genre by forming a trio with his brother Dorsey Burnette on string bass and schoolfriend Paul Burlison (b. 4 February 1929, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 27 September 2003, Horn Lake, Mississippi, US Read more

Eddie Cochran - 68% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Comedy Music Videos & Concerts
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Edward Raymond Cochrane, 3 October 1938, Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA, d. 17 April 1960, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. Recent information states he was raised in Minnisota, but without sight of the birth certificate, it is still possible he was born in Oklahoma City. Although Cochran’s career was brief, during which time he had only had one major hit in the USA and topp Read more

Jerry Lee Lewis - 66% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Drama R&B / Soul Soundtracks Music & Radio Country & Bluegrass Musicals & The Arts Christian & Gospel
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29 September 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA. The ‘Killer’ is the personification of 50s rock ‘n’ roll at its best. He is rowdy, raw, rebellious and uncompromising. The outrageous piano-pounder has a voice that exudes excitement and an aura of arrogance that becomes understandable after witnessing the seething hysteria and mass excitement at his concerts. Read more

Jerry Lewis - 66% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Comedy Television Documentaries Kids & Family Action & Adventure Movies & TV Music & Radio Sports & Recreation Vocals Comedy Movie Magazines Drama Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Joseph Levitch, 16 March 1926, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Born into a showbusiness family, Lewis was intermittently on-stage from the age of five and in his mid-teens had become a professional comedian and mimic. In 1946 he teamed up with Dean Martin, for whom Lewis has expressed great admiration. Their double act clicked instantly and they were soon one of the hottest showbus Read more

Dale Hawkins - 60% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues
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Delmar Allen Hawkins, 22 August 1936, Goldmine, Louisiana, USA. Born into a musical family where his father Delmar, and later. his younger brother Jerry were both musicians. The latter recorded three unsuccessful singles. Dale Hawkins was one of the earliest exponents of rockabilly, and this underrated singer-guitarist was discovered in 1955 by Shreveport record distributor Read more

Jack Scott - 41% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Giovanni Dominico Scafone Jnr., 24 January 1936, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This distinctive, deep-voiced rock ‘n’ roll and ballad singer-songwriter moved to Detroit at the age of 10, and began performing regularly with his sister Linda on the WEXL radio station. After changing his name to Jack Scott, he formed the C&W outfit Southern Drifters in 1954. Playing a Read more

Wanda Jackson - 40% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Folk Music & Radio
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Wanda Jean Jackson, 20 October 1937, Maud, Oklahoma, USA. Jackson started her career as one of the rawest of female rockabilly singers before going on to successful work in both country and gospel music. Her family moved to California when she was four, settling in the city of Bakersfield, but moved back to Oklahoma when she was 12. Jackson won a talent contest that led to h Read more

Janis Martin - 33% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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Bill Haley - 30% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Dance Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
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William John Clifton Haley, 6 July 1925, Highland Park, Michigan, USA, d. 9 February 1981, Harlingen, Texas, USA. Haley was one of the great pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll and was the first artist to take the new musical form to the world stage. His roots were in country music and he began his career as a yodelling cowboy. After playing in such country groups as the Dow Read more

Bill Haley And His Comets - 30% match to Sonny Burgess

Genres: Pop / Rock
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