Category Archives: Johnny Cash

The true story behind Million Dollar Quartet

by Richard Ouzounian, Theatre Critic, The Star Welcome to the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1956: four superstars, no waiting. Fate brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together that day in … Continue reading

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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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All Hail the Queen of Rockabilly

by Alysia Gray Painter, Featured Writer, NBC Bay Area The legendary Wanda Jackson will headline a Johnny Cash tribute. ROCKABILLY CENTRAL: Calling the annual Tribute to Johnny Cash just a concert isn’t correct. If you’ve been to the Ventura-based summertime … Continue reading

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Social Distortion to Rock Yo Punk Asses in Portland & Seattle

by Holly Homan, Featured Writer, East Portland Blog Social Distortion, part Sex Pistols, Part Ramones and a heavy slathering of Johnny Cash are coming to Portland (4/10 & 4/12 at Roseland Theater) and Seattle (4/13 at the Paramount) to whip … Continue reading

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Lemmy’s Top 10 rockabilly records

In an Interview lemmy Klimister did with Jon Bosso of Mucic Radar.com, Lemmy tells us what his top 10 rockabilly songs are, and here they are; 1. Carl Perkins – Right String Baby But The Wrong Yo-Yo (1957) 2. Carl … Continue reading

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Why Does Rockabilly Music Move You?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue If you’re like me, whenever you hear a good rockabilly song, you have to  smile. There’s something about rockabilly that makes you feel good in a way that  no other musical genre … Continue reading

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Rockabilly’s Sun Studios Influenced the Lives of Virtually All Fans of Rock and Roll

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue Whether they know it or not, virtually every fan of rock music from the 50s  straight through to today has felt the influence of the tiny Memphis-based  record company Sun Studios. Started … Continue reading

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