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Reverend Horton Heat: Rockabilly Divinity

By JON FERGUSON , Staff Writer, Lancaster Online Circumstances forced Jim Heath to choose music for a career. Heath, who will lead his crack rockabilly band, the Reverend Horton Heat, into the Chameleon Club for a Saturday night show, needed … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Music Explored Uncharted Territory

By Buster Fayte Having sprung from very familiar and comfortable roots, rockabilly music took off in a completely new and unexpected direction. The musicians of rockabilly were making things up as they went along. There was no plan for how … Continue reading

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Rockabilly Guitarists Rank Well Among The All Time Greats

By Buster Fayte , Featured Writer, Sad Man’s Tongue One of the hallmarks of great rockabilly is the flashy guitar work featured on so many recordings. Although the original rockabilly guitarists weren’t playing like the metal shredders of today, their … Continue reading

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Rockabilly star Carl Perkins’ son looks back on his father’s career

by GEORGE JARED, Featured Writer, The Republic Almost 15 years after his death, rock legend Carl Perkins is set to receive one more honor. A life-sized silhouette of him and other music legends will be ringed around a monument shaped … Continue reading

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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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Rockabilly Giants Didn’t Always Become Superstars

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue No one’s about to argue that Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll. While many will argue about who recorded the first song you could label as “Rockabilly,” it was undeniably … Continue reading

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Meet the 20-foot legends on the Rockabilly Highway: Rich Gilbert and Eileen Rose

by Bob Moses, Featured Writer, No Depression You might picture the “Rockabilly Highway” as a yellow-brick road stretching between Buddy Hollyland and Bill Monroeville. But it really exists, in McNairy County, TN, where it’s also known as Route 45 South. … Continue reading

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Which Rockabilly Cat Can Claim the Title of King of Rockabilly?

By Buster Fayte, Featured Author, Sad Man’s Tongue No one’s about to argue that Elvis is the King of Rock and Roll. While many will argue about who recorded the first song you could label as “Rockabilly,” it was undeniably … 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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