Billy Swan

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by Billy Swan

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Billy Lance Swan, 12 May 1942, Cape Giradeau, Missouri, USA. Swan grew up listening to country stars such as Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell and then fell under the spell of 50s rock ‘n’ rollers. At the age of 16, he wrote ‘Lover Please’, which was recorded by a local plumber who also had an early morning television show, Mirt Mirley And The Rhythm Steppers. Elvis Presley’s bass player, Bill Black, approved and recorded it with his Combo in 1960 before passing it to... Read more

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country
rock
pop
70s
rock and roll
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