Personalities | Johnny Carroll | Rockabilly | Country
(Vocals, guitar, 1937–95)
Johnny Carroll, from Cleburne, Texas, recorded some wild rockabilly for Decca in Nashville and appeared in the cult movie Rock Baby Rock It in 1957. He later toured with Scotty Moore and Bill Black after they left Presley. He nearly died after a nightclub shooting in the 1960s, but he recovered and returned to rockabilly, working extensively in Europe during the 1980s, where he adopted Gene Vincent’s black leather image. He died after an unsuccessful liver-transplant operation.
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