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The Original Elvis Tribute 2009

22 February 2009
In May 2009, the American production ”The Original Elvis Tribute 2009” will be touring Europe. This show is unique in several respects, one being that it does not feature any impersonators and instead offers a genuine tribute, and secondly because it features several people that actually worked with Elvis – either as part of his rhythm-section, or as a songwriter. Duke Bardwell, who played bass...

Chris Isaak's Mr. Lucky will be released this Tuesday, Feb. 24th

21 February 2009
Mr. Lucky is Chris' first new studio album in 7 years and it is more than worth the wait! It's tracks are filled with Chris' distinct, sweetly moody, slyly sexy retro-pop style! Chris is joined by Trisha Yearwood on the duet Breaking Apart and Michelle Branch joins him on I Lose My Heart. We Let Her Down, the first single from Mr. Lucky was shipped to...

The 84,000.00 Piano

21 February 2009
Jerry Lee Lewis' Baldwin Custom Flame Piano was sold on Julien's auction not less than for 84,000.00 dollars. It was the same flame piano used in the Last Man Standing DVD....

New release of Crazy Legs

20 February 2009
The brand new album "Green Men From Mars" of Brazilian rock'n'roll band Craze Legs is scheduled to be released in April, 2009 on Bad Habits Records.
The new songs are gonna be added on the player of the band's myspace account in April, and a bit later you can read review on this cd on Rockabilly Bash.

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First show of Danny B harvey in Austin

17 February 2009
Thh guitarist, producer and composer Danny B Harvey (who has played and recorded with Levi Dexter, Tim Polecat, Johnny Ramone, Nancy Sinatra, Lemmy Kilmister, Lee Rocker, Slim Jim Phantom and Wanda Jackson) going to have his first show in Austin, as an official Austin resident. It will be this Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at The Lucky Lounge (on 209 A West 5th St, Austin, TX)

Freeman Hover, radio DJ in the 50's, has died

17 February 2009
Freeman Bowdle Hover, Jr. died February 9, 2009, in his apartment at the La Rosa Health Care Center, Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Hover was a notable radio disk jockey in the 1950s before becoming a high school teacher in the early 1960s. His interviews with rock and roll artists Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran and others are part...

"Tiki Mugs; Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop" book release

14 February 2009
Come to La Luz de Jesus for the much anticipated release and signing party for "Tiki Mugs; Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop" by Jay Strongman. Tiki Farm's Holden Westland and many mug artists will be on hand to sign the book. Tiki Farm will be unveiling some new limited edition Tiki mugs.

Tiki style is more popular than ever, and there are more collectors...

R.I.P. - Molly Bee

12 February 2009
Molly Bee, a country singer popular in the 1950s and 1960s who was a teenage star on television's "Hometown Jamboree" and "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show," has died on Saturday of complications related to a stroke at Tri-City Medical Center. She was 69.

At 10, she sang "Lovesick Blues" for country singer Rex Allen and soon debuted on his radio show. Within two years, she...

Senate honors Queen of Rockabilly

12 February 2009
The State Senate honored the country’s first female Rock and Roll singer this week. Senate Resolution 6 congratulated Wanda Jackson on her lifetime of success in the music industry as well as being the first Oklahoma woman to be inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame.

“Mrs. Jackson is an amazing talent who has had an incredible career. She’s a musical...

Fender University session with James Burton

11 February 2009
For those of you guitar players in California, the Fender University has another session in March featuring the great James Burton ( best known as Elvis’ guitarist in the later years, created a blistering Telecaster® rockabilly style in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll; also a member of the Fender Hall of Fame)

For more info check Fender University Website...

4th Ubangi Stomp line up is announced

10 February 2009
4th Ubangi Stomp Festival will take place in Gran Hotel Bali (Benidorm, Spain) on the 29nd October - 1st November, 2009.

Finally the line up is announced. So if you had plans to go to Spain in the end of October be ready to see Roc LaRue, Ervin Travis & the Virginians, The Groove Diggers, Little Boy Arnold & his Western Oakies, Harmonica Sam, Boppin'...

Tom Brumley, R.I.P.

10 February 2009
Steel guitarist Tom Brumley, who performed with Buck Owens and Rick Nelson, has died of a heart attack, his wife said Wednesday (4 February).
Brumley, 73, suffered the heart attack on Jan. 26 and was taken to Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio where he died Tuesday, according to his wife, Rolene Brumley.
Brumley played steel guitar with Buck Owens and the Buckaroos from 1963 to...

The BBC Documentary on Gene Vincent has been changed

09 February 2009
The BBC Documentary on Gene Vincent has been changed from February 21 st. to February 14th, 19.00 till 20.00. It will air on Radio 2.

There will be interviews with Tina Craddock, Dickie Harrell, Johnny Meeks, Tommy Facenda, Sherri Vincent, Eric Burden, John Fogerty, Jeff Beck, Spencer Davies, Lee Rocker and others.

If you miss the program you can use the BBC Listen Again...

The Rhythm Boys got a new guitarist

09 February 2009
The Rhythm Boys welcome Mr Brian Hill (ex Cat and the Hot Tin Trio) as their New Guitarist. Brian will be gigging with the abnd in the near future, though Craig still has a few gigs to do (he's having a break, but everyone hopes, he will be playing again soon). So The Rhythm Boys are looking forward to 2009 with the new line up!...

Cramps founder Lux Interior dies

07 February 2009
Erick Purkhiser, better known as Lux Interior, died early Wednesday (February 4) in Glendale, California, of a pre-existing heart condition. He was 62.

As the co-founder and lead singer for the Cramps, Purkhiser and his wife Poison Ivy (born Kristy Wallace) pioneered the genre of psychobilly in the '70s. Combining garage rock, rockabilly, and punk into a lowbrow, lo-fi sound all their own, the Cramps...

New band of Cari Lee

05 February 2009
While still occasionally performing with The Contenders (Early Rock n' Roll and Rockabilly)Cari Lee has also joined forces with the jazz combo, JP & The Rhythm Chasers, the band whose style is deeply rooted in Chicago hot jazz, small band swing & rhythm & blues.

JP & The Rhythm Chasers are: Joshua Perkins on guitar and vocals, Erick Perkins on stand-up bass, Doug Ellington (Duke's...

Premiere of "A Sentimental Journey" about Doris Day in U.K.

02 February 2009
The Mill at Sonning, a regional theatre near Reading, will present the world premiere of Adam Rolston's A Sentimental Journey, which tells the story of Doris Day, one of the most prolific actresses of the 1950s and 1960s.

The production will begin performances Feb. 25 for a run to April 19.

A vivacious blonde with a wholesome image, who was able to sing,...

The 1st "Tales From The Woods" Jerry Lee Lewis became the last one

02 February 2009
The Jerry Lee Lewis Convention, which should take place in the luxury Princes Marine Hotel Hovein UK (on Saturday, February 21st), is canceled completely due to lack of interest. Only ten rooms were booked for this event, so the Woods Committee made a decision to cancel it.
It is especially bad luck for Graham, Kyle & wife, who've spent alot of their own money on non-refundable...

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

01 February 2009
Published by the The University of North Carolina Press is volume 12 in the series "The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture". This edition has been edited by Bill C. Malone.

From the University website:

Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass,...

Chuck Berry sued by concert promoter

01 February 2009
A concert promoter sued musical legend Chuck Berry last Wednesday, saying Berry had skipped out on scheduled concerts and failed to reimburse travel expenses from last summer's European tour.

The suit, filed in federal court in St. Louis by Cheyenne Productions S.A. of Nevada, says that Berry was supposed to be paid a total of $363,000 for 12 concerts across Europe. He skipped three, but...
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