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Speedway hot rods

07 June 2008
The Goodguys are betting that the Atlanta area will eventually be a good location for a major hot rod and custom car show.

The Pleasanton, Calif.-based Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, which boasts a national membership of 70,000, is hosting the second NAPA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 13-15.

The hope is that the show, which drew about 1,050 show...

Jordanaires member Hugh Jarrett Dies

03 June 2008
Hugh Jarrett, Jordanaires member from 1954-58, has died from injuries which he received in a car crash in March. He was 78.

Jarrett sung backing vocals on many classic Elvis Presley hits including 'All Shook Up' and 'Don't Be Cruel'....

Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Bo Diddley dies age 79

03 June 2008
Blues & Rock 'n' Roll legend Bo Diddley had died aged 79.

He had suffered a heart attack in August 2007, three months after suffering a stroke which affected his ability to speak.

His "Bo Diddley Beat" has influenced countless rockers, and his classic songs include "Bo Diddley", "I'm A Man", "Who Do You Love" and "You Can't Judge A Book".

Read about...

Bill Haley will be inducted into the South Texas Music

01 June 2008
Bill Haley will be one of six performers to be inducted into the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi, Texas in June 7 at 10 a.m. (the Walk is located in the 300 block of North Water Street).

Presented as part of that city's WaterStreet Market Music, Art & Surf Fest, the inductions honor musicians who have "enriched the lives of...

Rockabilly Rebel Weekend Cancelled

01 June 2008
Rockabilly Rebel Weekend 2008 June 26-28 in Indy has been cancelled.


"Regretfully I have decided that I have to cancel the 2008 Rockabilly Rebel Weekend.
Slow advance ticket sales, the economy and gas prices have led to this decision. The expense of putting this event on is quite large and with only 6 weeks left, I could easily loose several thousand dollars and cannot...

Red Lick Returns

31 May 2008
Red Lick Records, the UK and Europe's leading specialist blues music mail order supplier for almost 30 years, is re-emerging this summer with new owners and from a new location.

Having built a premier reputation as the specialist source of all styles and formats of blues related music from a location in Porthmadog, North Wales, operational details are currently being finalised by the new...

R.I.P. - Jerry Cole

31 May 2008
Jerry Cole died Wednessday (28th of May, 2008) night at his home in Corona, California. Jerry's wife, Gale, was with him when he suffered a massive heart attack. Jerry was 68 years old and is survived by Gale and their daughters, Monique and Katrina, and son, Cane. Jerry's other son, Keith, died just a year earlier at the age of 28. Funeral services are still pending...

Candye Kane Benefit

25 May 2008
California-based blues singer Candye Kane underwent a very complicated surgery for pancreatic cancer last month.

Candye Kane's April surgery included a procedure called "The Whipple", which took her under the knife for nearly nine hours. Kane awoke happy to be alive and reports that she starting to get around.

That's good news for longtime fans who know how positive Kane is about life!...

C’mon Everybody Show in Buxton, UK

25 May 2008
Buxton Opera House will be reliving the music of the 50s and 60s on Monday 26 May, when it plays host to the hottest party in town, C'Mon Everybody.

It will feature the hits of Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis with great costume changes and sound-alike/ look-alikes to the great stars of the...

Jerry Wallace - RIP

10 May 2008
Jerry Wallace, 79, the smooth-voiced pop and country singer who scored his first two hits in the late 1950s with “How the Time Flies” and “Primrose Lane,” died of congestive heart failure Monday at his home in Victorville.

Wallace began recording in 1951 and had his first hit in 1958 with “How the Time Flies”; a year later came “Primrose Lane,” which reportedly sold more...

International Jerry Lee Lewis Fan Club Convention

10 May 2008
International Jerry Lee Lewis Fan Club Convention this year will take place at Caddy's Diner in Purmerend (Holland) on Sunday, June 29.

Matthew Lee, the rockin' piano man, from Italy and William Smulders with his band promise the great show.

Last year's raffle was a huge success. Long time fan club member
Graham Knight donated an authentic Jerry Lee Lewis album
signed by...

'Hee Haw's' Jim Hager dies

03 May 2008
Jim Hager, 66, one half of the Hagers duo, died last Thursday after an apparent heart attack.
With his twin brother Jon, Jim Hager rose to national fame in 1969 when they joined the cast of a new variety show Hee Haw featuring country music and a satirical take on country living.

Hee Haw went on to become a top-rated syndicated program. And, when the...

New tour and new LP of Deke Dickerson

27 April 2008
Deke Dickersn has made available an extremely limited
VINYL edition of his new album, King of the Whole Wide World!

Says Deke:

"Vinyl fans, you know that Deke is always thinking of you! Every Deke Dickerson release has been available on vinyl LP, many with vinyl-only bonus tracks. Rock & Roll Inc. of Spain has released a SUPER-limited edition vinyl pressing of the new...

Web video program "Sun Studio Sessions" begins from 7th of April

05 April 2008
Sun Studio is happy to announce some exciting news. To carry on the great musical legacy created here at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee we are launching a new web video program called "Sun Studio Sessions" featuring today's rising stars performing in the very room where Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Howlin' Wolf and many other greats recorded their very first hits.

Sun...

Bluegrass 1st Annual Delfest Complete Line-Up Announced!

05 April 2008
(Nasvhville, TN) - Bluegrass master Del McCoury announced the complete line-up for his inaugural DelFest, May 23 through 25 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, MD.

DelFest complete line-up includes: The Del McCoury Band, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Keller Williams and The Keels, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet feat. Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Punch Brothers feat. Chris Thile,...

Part of U.S. 45 in West Tennessee to be named "Rockabilly Highway"

30 March 2008
A stretch of West Tennessee highway — one starting in Carl Perkins' hometown — could soon honor the rockabilly music he helped invent.

Part of U.S. 45, from Jackson south to the Mississippi line, would be known as the "Rockabilly Highway" under a bill that has passed the state legislature. It's now headed for Gov. Phil Bredesen's desk for his signature into law.

With...

Robert Gordon: 61 candles

30 March 2008
As Robert Gordon celebrates his 61st birthday today, the thought of retirement is still far from his mind: "Man, are you kidding? I'm feeling great and my voice is better than ever. Besides, performing is my whole life - I really can't imagine ever quitting this business", he says. Robert will be doing several shows in Norway and in Finland together with the Marco
DiMaggio band,...

RIP Glenn Barber

30 March 2008
Country and rockabilly performer Glenn Barber passed away on the 28th of February. He had a heart attack and died holding his guitar in his hands practising for his show at Viva Las Vegas.

Originally a guitar player, he also took up bass, drums, dobro, and mandolin. From 1954 over next few years Barber released numerous countrified rockabilly singles on the label, the last being...

Gin Palace Jesters Featured on It Burns When I Pee!

28 March 2008
Dave Sisson, lead singer for the Gin Palace Jesters and the Three Blue Teardrops will be the featured guest on Episode #14 of the popular new podcast, It Burns When I Pee!! This will air to the masses on April 18, so stay tuned!!

With over 8000 downloads in only 12 shows, It Burns When I Pee is quickly becoming the leading source for fans...

Reunion of Casey Sisters at VLV

26 March 2008
Rachel and Caroline Casey will both be reuniting as The Casey Sisters at Viva Las Vegas #11 this year! It's been a long time since they've played a show together.. They gonna be the last band on the main stage on Thursday night and will be backed up by the Two Timin' Three and Bobby Trimble. Don't miss it!

Also at Viva Las Vegas, Rachel...
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