Personalities | The Johnny Burnette Trio | Rockabilly | Country

(Vocal/instrumental trio, 1954–57)

Johnny (1934–64), brother Dorsey (1932–79) and guitarist Paul Burlison (1929–2003) were roughnecks from Memphis who played the local clubs during the early 1950s. They earned a recording contract with Coral after winning a televized talent show in New York, and cut some classic rockabilly before disbanding in 1957. Johnny and Dorsey later enjoyed successful solo careers. Paul toured extensively with a reformed Trio fronted by Johnny’s son, Rocky.

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


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