The Rockabilly Legends: They Called It Rockabilly Long Before It Was Called Rock And Roll

The Rockabilly Legends: They Called It Rockabilly Long Before It Was Called Rock And Roll

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Media: Book, DVD (Region 0)
Catalogue #: HL00331471
ISBN: 9781423420422


In five brief but glorious years, a handful of young, animated performers set the entertainment world on its ear.

The Rockabilly Legends - They Called It Rockabilly Long Before It Was Called Rock and Roll celebrates the rebel forefathers who created this raw, driving sound that continues to influence and inspire musicians.

This unique volume - part tribute, part first-person recollection, part history, and all fascinating - provides a complete picture of the times.

It features hundreds of original rare and captivating photos, including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and others, along with candid interviews with music legends and personal reflections.

The stunningly designed book also comes with a one-hour DVD sampler of rockabilly music to immerse the reader into those heady days from 1954 through 1959 when a new, high-energy sound and spirit instantly captured the hearts of fans around the world.

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Customer Rating Five Stars: This book is co-written by JERRY NAYLOR, former lead singer of the Buddy Holly Crickets, and STEVE HALLIDAY, best-selling author of more than sixty books. Jerry Naylor tells the story of how he befriended, wrote songs with and performed with The Rockabilly Legends, the iconic pioneers of the Birth of Rock and Roll. Beginning in 1954, Naylor performed on the Louisana Hayride weekly show in Shreveport, Louisiana, the same year a young Elvis Presley arrived to perform his first-ever performance for such an established live concert nationwide radio show, and, although he and his two musicians, Scotty Moore and Bill Black, only knew four songs, Elvis began a career that would change the world. Naylor was there at and toured with Elvis, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, Bob Luman, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Buddy Knox, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, The Burnette Brothers (Johnny & Dorsey)known as the Rock and Roll Trio or The Johnny Burnette Trio, and of course Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Naylor became the lead singer of the Buddy Holly Crickets from 1960 through 1965, after the tragic death of Buddy Holly. Jerry Naylor live these years with the Rockabilly Legends and, with them, tells the first-hand story of how these music pioneers changed a culture of the world and created Rock and Roll. Never before seen photos from Naylor's personal archives and the archives of the Legends' estates, plus inside stories never printed or told before in any media. The book also contains a one-hour DVD documentary edit from Naylor's 3-Hour Cinematic Feature Documentary, "The Rockabilly Legends: A Tribute to My Friends." This is classic and a must for anyone who lived in this era, plus all who love music, because these music legends influenced all artists who followed, even to today.
S. Halliday

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 31/05/2007
Format: History
Length: 256 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Author: Scott Petersen; Jonah Nolde

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