Johnny Burnette

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by Johnny Burnette

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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, USA) on guitar. Allegedly rejected by Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, the group recorded ‘Go Mule Go’ for Von... Read more

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rockabilly
rock and roll
oldies
60s
rock n roll
rock
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