Guess Who This Is

47 Persons in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame:

Location:
This is an Internet Hall of Fame, which issues "certificates."
Web Site:
Years Active:
from March 1997

Bill Haley

Real/Birth Name:
William John Clifton Haley Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Father of Rock and Roll
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Leader of the first rock 'n' roll band The Comets. Songs Rock Around the Clock, Shake, Rattle and Roll. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017. Guitar Center RockWalk 2005 as a member of The Comets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Comets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6350 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Billy Zoom

Real/Birth Name:
Tyson Kindell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Band (punk rock) X. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2002 as a member of X.

Bo Diddley

Real/Birth Name:
Ellas Otha Bates
Also Known As:
Ellas Bates McDaniel
Nickname(s):
The Originator
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Birth name Ellas Otha Bates. Later, adopted by mother's cousin, took name McDaniel. Song Hey Bo Diddley. Known for his homemade rectangular-shaped guitar and his signature rhythm beat. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2010. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.

Bobby Helms

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Helms
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Jingle Bell Rock, Fraulein, My Special Angel. Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Bobby Vee

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Thomas Velline
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Devil or Angel, Rubber Ball, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Take Good Care of My Baby. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1992. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 2014.

Boudleaux Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Felice Bryant, until he died.
Older than Felice Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced Bood-Low. Composed many songs with his wife including Wake Up Little Susie performed by the Everly Brothers. Violinist and fiddler. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1991. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.

Brenda Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Brenda Mae Tarpley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs I'm Sorry, Big Four Poster. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2002. Country Music Hall of Fame 1997. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1986.

Buck Owens

Real/Birth Name:
Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-host with Roy Clark of TV show Hee Haw. Movie Murder Can Hurt You. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996. Country Music Hall of Fame 1996. Song Act Naturally. Died at his home in Bakersfield, California. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2008. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. California Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Buddy Holly

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Hardin Holley
Also Known As:
Buddy Holley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash with Ritchie Valens, JP Richardson aka "Big Bopper". Formed early rock group The Crickets. Songs Oh Boy!, That'll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1979. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a member of The Crickets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 September 2011.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Buddy Knox

Real/Birth Name:
Buddy Wayne Knox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Party Doll penned at age 12. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1994.

Carl Perkins

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Lee Perkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Blue Suede Shoes. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1985. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. (Due to his influence on music). Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014.

Charlie Feathers

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Arthur Feathers
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Rockabilly singer. Song That Certain Female. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Clyde McPhatter

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Lensley McPhatter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formed group The Drifters. Album The Forgotten Angel. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2009. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Global Doo Wop Coalition Music Hall of Fame 2014. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Drifters.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Drifters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2000 as a member of The Drifters.

Colonel Tom Parker

Real/Birth Name:
Andreas Cornelius van Kuijk
Also Known As:
Tom Parker
Col. Tom Parker
Nickname(s):
Colonel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Manager of Elvis Presley. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Cowboy Jack Clement

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Henderson Clement
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Music City Walk of Fame 2009. Country Music Hall of Fame 2013.

D.J. Fontana

Real/Birth Name:
Dominic Joseph Fontana
Also Known As:
DJ Fontana
D. J. Fontana
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. Song Heartbreak Hotel. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2001. Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Dale Hawkins

Real/Birth Name:
Delmar Allen Hawkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-composer of song Susie Q also known as song Susie-Q, Susy-Q. Swamp rock boogie, or rockabilly style. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.

Del Shannon

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Weedon Westover
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and vocals. Song Runaway. Died of a self-inflicted rifle gun shot due to depression. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Eddie Cochran

Real/Birth Name:
Ray Edward Cochrane
Nickname(s):
Eddie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Girl Can't Help It. Song Twenty Flight Rock influenced the Beatles, and song Summertime Blues was recorded by The Who. Song C'mon Everybody remains a classic. Killed in a car accident. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 1993. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Elvis Presley

Real/Birth Name:
Elvis Aron Presley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
twin brother of
The same age as Jesse Presley.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Priscilla Presley by 10 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock. Movie Blue Hawaii. Died of a drug overdose. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. UK Music Hall of Fame 2004. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2001. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Las Vegas Walk of Stars: A star at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant; ceremony: 2 February 2016.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Etta James

Real/Birth Name:
Jamesetta Hawkins
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 5 days before her 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs At Last, Dance with Me, Henry. The latter is a variant of song Work with Me, Annie by Hank Ballard. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993. Blues Hall of Fame 2001. Grammy Hall of Fame 1993. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. SoulMusic Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 April 2003.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Felice Bryant

Real/Birth Name:
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Boudleaux Bryant, until his earlier death.
Younger than Boudleaux Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote over 800 songs including Rocky Top, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love with husband Boudleaux Bryant - many for the Everly Brothers. Country Music Hall of Fame 1991. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.

Frankie Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Francis Guzzo Jr.
Nickname(s):
New Orleans Dynamo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song ("Won't you let me take you on a") Sea Cruise. Pianist and vocalist. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005.

Gene Vincent

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Eugene Craddock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed the tune for song Be-Bop-A-LuLa. Group The Blue Caps. Songs Lotta Lovin', Roll Over Beethoven. Movie The Girl Can't Help It. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Blue Caps.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1749 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Hamilton IV

Real/Birth Name:
George Hege Hamilton IV
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Not related to actor George Hamilton. Songs Abilene, She's a Little Bit Country. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010. Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Lee Lewis
Nickname(s):
The Killer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Rock and roll and country vocalist and pianist. Songs Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Breathless, High School Confidential. Controversial marriage to his cousin
Myra Gale Brown
who was 13 years old. Guitar Center RockWalk 1988. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2008. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame 2002. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 13 June 1989.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jimmie Rodgers

Real/Birth Name:
James Charles Rodgers
Nickname(s):
The Singing Brakeman
The Blue Yodeler
The Father of Country Music
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for his yodelling style. Songs Blue Yodel, In the Jailhouse Now. Died of tuberculosis. Country Music Hall of Fame 1961. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2013.

Johnny Cash

Real/Birth Name:
J.R. Cash
Also Known As:
John R. Cash
Nickname(s):
The Man in Black
J.R.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

step-father of
husband of
June Carter Cash, until her earlier death.
Younger than June Carter Cash by 2 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue. TV series Little House on the Prairie, North and South. Movie for television Stagecoach. Country Music Hall of Fame 1980. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. Kennedy Center Honors 1996. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1977. National Medal of Arts 2001. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2010. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2013. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Johnny Horton

Real/Birth Name:
John Gale Horton
Nickname(s):
The Singing Fisherman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Billie Jean Horton, until he died.
Older than Billie Jean Horton by 7 or 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Died of injuries in a car accident. Songs The Battle of New Orleans, North to Alaska, Johnny Reb. Radio show The Louisiana Hayride. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame 2009. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009.

JP Richardson

Real/Birth Name:
Jiles Perry Richardson Jr.
Also Known As:
J.P. Richardson
J. P. Richardson
Jay P. Richardson
Nickname(s):
Big Bopper
The Big Bopper
Jape
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Chantilly Lace. Died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens. Composed for others sons Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor, Running Bear, White Lightnin'. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004. Rockabilly Hall of Fame 1997. Texas Radio Hall of Fame 2008.

Lefty Frizzell

Real/Birth Name:
William Orville Frizzell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Album Look What Thoughts Will Do. Song If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Country Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2003. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2005. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Link Wray

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Lincoln Wray Jr.
Also Known As:
F. L. Wray Sr.
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Invented the "power chord" and pioneered distorted electric guitar. Songs Rumble, Rawhide, Jack the Ripper. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Little Richard

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Wayne Penniman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2003. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1984. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Lonnie Mack

Real/Birth Name:
Lonnie McIntosh
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Songs Memphis, Wham!. International Guitar Hall of Fame 2001. Southeastern Indiana Musicians' Association Hall of Fame 2001. Rockabilly Hall of Fame 2005. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2006.

Marvin Rainwater

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Karlton Rainwater
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Country and rockabilly performer. 25 percent Cherokee. Songs Gonna Find Me a Bluebird, Whole Lotta Woman. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 2004.

Moon Mullican

Real/Birth Name:
Aubrey Wilson Mullican
Nickname(s):
Moon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Piano player. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1976. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Grand Ole Opry.

Patsy Cline

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Patterson Hensley
Nickname(s):
Ginny
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Died in an airplane crash. Also killed - Hankshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas. Songs I Fall to Pieces, Crazy, which was written by Willie Nelson. Country Music Hall of Fame 1973. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1994. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6160 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 August 1999.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ricky Nelson

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Hilliard Nelson
Also Known As:
Rick Nelson
Nickname(s):
Rick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than David Nelson by 3 years.
father of
son of
ex-husband of
Older than Kristin Harmon by 5 years.
father of
son of
father of
by adoption uncle of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Band Ricky Nelson Band. Died in a plane crash. He owned an old DC-3. Songs Lonesome Town, Poor Little Fool, Hello Mary Lou, Young World, Be-Bop Baby. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 1996. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 17 September 1975.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 March 1994.

Ritchie Valens

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Steven Valenzuela
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
17
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs La Bamba, Donna, Rockin' All Night. Died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly, JP Richardson (aka "Big Bopper"). Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2001. Guitar Center RockWalk 1997. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6733 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 11 May 1990.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Roy Orbison

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Kelton Orbison
Also Known As:
Lefty Wilbury
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Only the Lonely, Blue Angel, It's Over, Oh Pretty Woman. Group The Traveling Wilburys. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1989. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1989. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2017. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 January 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sam Phillips

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cornelius Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Produced early rock and roll records. Owned hotels and radio stations. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2010. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2012.

Scotty Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Winfield Scott Moore III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for Elvis Presley. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2000. Song Heartbreak Hotel. Guitar Center RockWalk 1990. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2005. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2015.

Speedy West

Real/Birth Name:
Wesley West
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Steel Guitar Hall of Fame 1980. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Tommy Roe

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas David Roe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Sheila, Dizzy, Everybody. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1986. Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Tommy Sands

Real/Birth Name:
Tommy Adrian Sands
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Nancy Sinatra by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Longest Day, Ensign Pulver, Babes in Toyland. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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