These guys are

Continuing to go…

These guys are continuing to go at an alarming rate…


Friday, September 01
Rockabilly Singer and Songwriter Dies at 69
Not everyone will recognize the rockabilly singer and songwriter, Jumpin’ Gene Simmons (not to be confused with the Kiss bass player of the same name), but he’s well known by those who have followed the genre for his work with Elvis Presley and his 1964 Top 20 hit, “Haunted House.” He passed away this week at North Mississippi Medical Center following a long illness. Simmons was in show business for over 50 years, working with such names as Sam Phillips and the Bill Black Combo and more recently, he co-wrote Country star Tim McGraw’s 1994 hit, “Indian Outlaw.” Simmons signed with Sun Records, the legendary Memphis label that launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and other 1950s stars. Brian Setzer did a version of his “Peroxide Blonde in a Hopped Up Model Ford” on his Rockabilly Riot Volume One: A Tribute to Sun Records.


You see, these are the guys that wrote the book on how their creativity is presented to the public… :;): That’s what I think…



i can hear it without listining,lol,
it is sad,all them cats that turned us on are now in the exit stage,but we gotta feel blessed to have had them,and im sure ol Gene is still smilin somewhere
will there ever be another generation of artists/performers that will belong to a time when there was so much excitement and new things to be heard,that time period of the 50’s n 60’s had to be the greatest time to be involved in recording and songwriting ,touring wasnt the best then,but traviling down rt 66 or 41 in an old car with your band mates could have its share of good times ,a simpler time maybe,is that why its seems so special now?..