Tag Archives: rockabilly

Before Elvis there was Bill Haley

My latest iTunes podcast. Elvis Presley popularized the mix of country and R&B but Bill Haley was there first. Source material: Unsung Heroes of Rock and Roll, by Nick Tosches. Below, Elvis visits with Haley during Bill’s European tour.

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Wanda Jackson, too sexy for the ’50s

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Johnny Maraca rocks West Virginia

My biggest radio market is a thousand miles away, based in a town I’ve never been to, and comprised of listeners I’ve never met. Here’s what Wikipedia says about Middleboune, West Virginia: ‘…a town in Tyler County, West Virginia, USA. … Continue reading

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Tales from The Dark Side

I have several enduring memories of Crossroads, the room known as The Dark Side at Owen Sound’s historic Coach Inn. A drunk patron, perched on a stool. Arms fully stretched as if crucified between two tables. He’s passed out, facing … Continue reading

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