Personalities | Bob Luman | Rockabilly | Country

(Vocals, 1937–78)

Greatly influenced by Elvis Presley, Bob Luman from Kilgore, Texas was a regular on the Louisiana Hayride. He recorded rockabilly for Imperial and appeared in the movie Carnival Rock (1957). His band, which included guitarist James Burton, left him to join Ricky Nelson, after which he adapted to a pop-rock style and scored his biggest hit with ‘Let’s Think About Living’ (1960). In 1962 he moved to Nashville and went country with some success before dying prematurely of pneumonia.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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