Billy Lee Riley

Billy Lee Riley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Billy Lee Riley (October 5, 1933 - August 2, 2009) was an American rockabilly musician, singer, record producer and songwriter. Born in Pocahontas, Arkansas, the son of a sharecropper, Riley learned to play guitar from black farm workers. After 4 years in the Army, Riley first recorded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955 before being lured to Sun Studios by Sam Phillips. He recorded "Trouble Bound" for Jack Clement and Slim Wallace. Sam Phillips obtained the rights and he released "Trouble Bound" b/w "Rock With Me Baby" on September 1, 1956 (Sun 245). His first hit was "Flyin' Saucers Rock and Roll" b/w "I Want You Baby" released February 23, 1957 (Sun 260) with backing piano by Jerry Lee Lewis, after which he recorded "Red Hot" b/w "Pearly Lee" released September 30, 1957 (Sun 277).
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136629860
  • 9786136629865