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  • The people who are STILL living like it's 1951: Captivating portraits take a look inside America's..

    01/22/2014 12:01:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2014 | Olivia Fleming
    t may be 2014 to the rest of us, but for the subjects in Jennifer Greenburg’s photographs, it is still 1951. The assistant professor of photography at Indiana University Northwest has been photographing America's Rockabilly community for more than ten years; people that not only dress like it’s the Fifties, but also drive perfectly preserved Cadillacs and decorate their homes with furniture to rival the retro sets of Mad Men. 'At first I thought the culture was about fashion,' the 36-year-old photographer told MailOnline. 'Then I realized it was much, much, more than that. I realized that this was a...
  • Passings: Marshall Lytle (original bassist) of Bill Haley's Comets (1933 - 2013)

    05/27/2013 4:16:24 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Vintage Vinyl News ^ | Saturday, May 25, 2013 | no byline
    Marshall Lytle, the bass player for Bill Haley and the Comets during their biggest era, died on Saturday morning at 3:30 AM in his home in Port Richie, FL after battling lung cancer. He was 79. Lytle was honored one year ago when he and the rest of the Comets were among the first backing group's to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the Comets, the honor came 25 years after Bill Haley was accorded the same honor. Marshall started out his musical career as a guitarist but switched to double bass when he joined...
  • Watch That Cadillac Burn - Hamburger James (Elvis 1954 1955)

    02/24/2013 3:10:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Bill Pettus
    Strange song based on the true story of Elvis' first Cadillac, a 1954 Fleetwood 60 Special, which went up in smoke while he and his band were on tour.
  • UNKNOWN HINSON to end touring over rising costs after the election.

    11/09/2012 11:15:29 PM PST · by Finatic · 6 replies
    If you are reading this you know who the Unknown is, if you are just browsing, he is the King of Swingbilly, a very talented guitarist. He plays a variey of styles from country to rockabilly to metal. He has a great sense of humor in his music too, you cant help but to laugh. Do a search for him on Youtube and get ready to be entertained! He had been quite active on his Facebook presence about the the squeeze that is put on small business, be it a hardware store or a traveling music act. I received an...
  • SHOCK VIDEO: Bizarre 1957 Low Budget Movie Scene Featuring AUTHENTIC Rednecks

    07/09/2012 3:40:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 9, 2012
    VIDEO Check out the beyond bizarre scene in the video of the 1957 low LOW budget rock'n'roll movie, "Rock Baby Rock It!" which was filmed in Dallas, Texas. The music in this movie stinks plus lacking in originality. Also the acting is horrible beyond belief. However, what makes this movie notable is the scene starting at about the 42 minute mark. It features two rednecks. The Boss redneck by the swimming pool orders his underling redneck, appropiately named "Crackers," to dance rock'n'roll in his bathing suit while wearing a gun slung over his shoulder.Yeah, it is funny but also VERY...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Billy Swan- I Can Help 1974

    10/01/2010 3:29:20 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 1, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    This song went #1... and Swan recorded it in two takes -without overdubs- with an RMI organ that Kris Kristofferson and singer Rita Coolidge had bought for him as a wedding gift. Billy Swan (dob 12 May 1942) is a multi-talented American musician, songwriter and singer, best known for the 1974 #1 single I Can Help. Born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Swan learned drums, piano and guitar at a very young age, then immediately took to writing songs. The first big break came in 1962 when Clyde McPhatter recorded Lover Please, a song written by Swan. McPhatter's version quickly became...
  • Americana Awards Celebrate Legacy Of Wanda Jackson

    09/09/2010 2:39:02 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 6 replies
    AP via Billboard ^ | September 09, 2010 | Chris Talbott
    Wanda Jackson had no idea the influence she would have on future rock 'n' roll women when she carved a sharp, distinctive line across the heartwood of the new genre back in the 1950s and '60s. ..."I was just doing my career - not one day at a time but just plodding along, trying to get hits, working every place that you can," Jackson said. "...I don't think that far ahead. My husband says I'm like a duck. I wake up in a new world every day." Yet signs of the 72-year-old's influence are everywhere as the Americana Music Association...
  • (Europeans celebrate 'American lifestyle':) Shake, rattle and roll in Västerås

    07/08/2007 9:06:36 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 8 replies · 633+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/04/2007 | Ben Kersley
    This weekend over 10,000 classic cars will converge on Västerås at the Power Big Meet as car enthusiasts from Sweden, Europe and as far afield as Russia, Israel and Australia make their annual pilgrimage to the biggest Classic car event in the world. For Sweden’s Raggare, the Power Big Meet is more than just a car show - it’s a celebration of a way of life that is peculiarly Swedish, despite being entrenched in the fashions, music and motor cars of Americana. Since the 1950s, a version of the American Dream has been embraced with an enthusiasm that has endured...
  • BE WILD, NOT EVIL: THE LINK WRAY STORY

    04/07/2006 11:07:58 AM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 387+ views
    BE WILD, NOT EVIL: THE LINK WRAY STORY A tribute by Jimmy McDonough © 2006 Link Wray seemed so strong, so invincible, like he'd be lurking around forever, just wailing away in some East Jesus s**thole, terrorizing another doomed amp while he stuck the neck of Screamin' Red in the dazed faces of a new batch of converts. I guess I took him for granted. The music business sure did. Link is the music for the midnight ride. No question about it, he sounds best when you have somewhere to go. Tearing down the highway in some s**tbox of a...
  • Bush to invite Koizumi to Presley's Graceland

    02/16/2006 7:30:07 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 45 replies · 832+ views
    US President George Bush intends to invite Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, a known Elvis Presley enthusiast, to the former estate of the rock legend in Tennessee, the US Ambassador to Japan said today. Thomas Schieffer told Koizumi today that Bush intends to invite the premier to the US this year, with a possible trip to Elvis’s home, the US embassy said. Koizumi was due to visit the United States last year, but cancelled the trip ahead of snap elections in September.
  • Elvis rocks the world 50 years on

    07/05/2004 5:58:42 PM PDT · by Valin · 14 replies · 651+ views
    ROCK 'n' Roll turned 50 this morning when an Elvis Presley recording of That's All Right Mama played simultaneously on at least 1200 radio stations worldwide, organisers said. Stations from the UK to Ukraine and Canada to Mexico carried the song as it was fed from Sun Studios, in Memphis, Tennessee. That is where Presley, a 19-year-old truck driver and two other musicians, recorded what many historians call the first rock 'n' roll song. "It was clearly the Big Bang of Rock 'n' Roll," said Kevin Kane, of the Memphis Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Sun Studios is now a national...
  • Man in Black: Country star, Christian, rocker, rebel. Johnny Cash

    09/14/2003 2:01:02 PM PDT · by Let's Roll · 21 replies · 1,724+ views
    Time Magazine online ^ | Sep 22, 2003 (up now 9/14/2003) | Richard Corliss
    The three-day shoot for the video was about to wrap, and director Mark Romanek needed just one more shot from his singer star, Johnny Cash. As Romanek recalls, "I said to John, 'This is the last take. So if you want to get angry or smash something up, this is your last chance.'" Cash didn't get it. He thought Romanek meant this would be the final shot in the ailing star's life, so he had better make it good. Cash wouldn't, couldn't surrender to such defeatism. "I hope it's not the last take," he said in that baritone growl, which...
  • Rock 'n' roll pioneer Sam Phillips dead

    07/30/2003 9:39:24 PM PDT · by Valin · 41 replies · 1,800+ views
    AP ^ | 7/30/03
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis Presley and helped usher in the rock 'n' roll revolution, died Wednesday. He was 80. Phillips died at St. Francis Hospital, spokeswoman Gwendolyn McClain said. No details were immediately available about the cause of death or how long he had been hospitalized. Phillips founded Sun Records in Memphis in 1952 and helped launch the career of Presley, then a young singer who had moved from Tupelo, Miss. He produced Presley's first record, the 1954 single that featured ``That's All Right, Mama'' and ``Blue Moon of Kentucky.'' ``God only knows that we didn't...
  • Recording Industry Legend Sam Phillips Dead at 80

    07/30/2003 9:35:45 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 232+ views
    Reuters | July 31, 2003
    MEMPHIS (Reuters) - Recording industry legend Sam Phillips, the Sun Records founder who discovered Elvis Presley and also launched the careers of such stars as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and B.B. King, has died at age 80, in Memphis. His death was confirmed on Wednesday by Rachel Zurka, spokesperson at the Memorial Park Funeral home. Zurka said that Phillips died at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Widely regarded as one of the most important figures in 20th century popular music, Phillips played a major role in bringing the electric blues to a wide audience and in...
  • Ronnie's last song (Ronnie Dawson has cancer)

    07/16/2003 1:14:13 PM PDT · by weegee · 1 replies · 281+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | Posted on Sun, Jul. 06, 2003 | By Malcolm Mayhew
    Ronnie's last song Life may not give Dallas rockabilly musician Ronnie Dawson the encore he deserves, but he's not changing his upbeat tune one bit By Malcolm Mayhew Star-Telegram Staff Writer On March 29, Dallas rockabilly legend Ronnie Dawson performed at the Hot Rod & Kustom Kar Rally, a daylong concert and hot-rod show that took place at the Fiesta Gardens in Austin. Music journalist Dan Forte was in the front row during Dawson's performance, hanging onto every note. "He prowled around the stage with his Stratocaster, he kicked his leg up in the air," Forte says. "He musically and...