Personalities | Billy Lee Riley | Rockabilly | Country
(Vocals, guitar, harmonica, b. 1933)
Riley was born in Pocahontas, Arkansas, and enjoyed seven releases on Sun without ever securing the hit that his finest work undoubtedly deserved. He and his band were often utilized as session musicians and worked with many other Sun artists. A highly versatile artist, he eventually recorded rockabilly, blues, hillbilly and country soul, plus harmonica instrumentals for a host of different labels under numerous aliases. Sadly, real commercial success has always eluded him, though ‘Flyin’ Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (1956) will remain a classic.
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