Category Archives: History

That Big Ol’ Sun Just Keeps On Shining

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue While there have been far bigger record companies, it’s safe to say that no  record company in history has ever had as formative an influence on the world of  rock and roll … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Giants Formed the Million Dollar Quartet

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue On an auspicious Tuesday in early December, 1956, four of the greatest rock  and roll musicians ever met in the Memphis Recording Services Studios (home of  the famed Sun Records company) for … Continue reading

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Rockabilly: Rock and Roll’s Primitive Form

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue It’s been almost 60 years since music that could be called rock and roll  first started hitting the radio airwaves. Rock music has taken an amazing number  of twists, turns, and alternate … Continue reading

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Johnny Cash’s Rockabilly Path Led In a Different Direction

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue When Elvis changed everything in 1954 with his recording of “That’s All  Right” he charted a definite path for rockabilly music. Many artists that came  after Elvis followed the trail he blazed … Continue reading

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In ‘Reveals All,’ Bettie Page emerges from seclusion to unveil secret past

By Robin Leach, featured writer, Las Vegas Sun She was America’s original and naughtiest pinup queen. Bettie Page, with her saucy stockings and curvy corsets, became the veteran who enjoyed a 50-year career, even though she hid herself from view … Continue reading

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Inventor Of Marshall Amp Dies at 88

By Lawrence F. Specker, Press-Register British news source The Guardian has reported that Jim Marshall, inventor of amplifiers that became icons of rock and roll, has died at 88. According to the Guardian, it was at Who guitarist Pete Townshend’s … Continue reading

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Nun who once starred opposite Elvis is subject of fascinating documentary

Written by Jack Garner, Featured Writer, Democrat & Chronicle Dolores Hart was a young actress of the 1950s who projected a certain clean-cut goodness. It made her the perfect counterpoint to the bad-boy aspects of Elvis Presley’s persona in two … Continue reading

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Eve Arnold meets Marylin Monroe via ”I Wanna Be A Pin Up”

by Sad Man’s Tongue Rockabilly Bar & Bistro – Prague We have featured a couple of galleries on Marilyn Monroe, the premise being, for us, photos we had never seen before. That is not to say that others had not, … Continue reading

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Rockabilly and Tragedy Seem to Have Gone Hand in Hand

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue With all of the joy that has sprung from rockabilly music, it’s sometimes  difficult to fathom the tragedy that seems to have plagued the early pioneers.  Many of the greatest rockabilly artists … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Most Influential Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneers

by Pat Gallagher, Free lance Writer, Huffington Post Rock and roll — what a concept. The pillars of uptight communities all across Northern America back in the ’50s were yelling, “Rock and roll has got to go!” In their distorted … Continue reading

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