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

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Publisher: Hal Leonard
Format: Books | History
ISBN: 9781423420422
Published on: 31 May 2007
No of pages: 256
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00331471

    Musicroom Reviews

    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.
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