Friday, 14 March 2014
The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 140
Johnny Burnette may have ended the 1950s with a somewhat tame, underwhelming pop career but the records he made as one third of the Johnny Burnette Rock 'n' Roll Trio are legendary rockabilly. Like this one. It may sound like generic rockabilly now but it's got all the ingredients- rhythm, menace, razor sharp guitar, minimal and repetitive words.
Johnny Burnette died in August 1964. His unlit fishing boat was hit by a pleasure cruiser on a lake in California. He was thrown off and drowned.
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