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BOB TIMMERS is the Founder/Curator
of the Official
Rockabilly Hall of Fame® (1997).
Bob is not in the best of health lately,
but he updates this Home Page with
current interesting rockabilly-related
news worthy links whenever possible.
FYI: He is Catholic and his
favorite religious web site is "Divine Mercy"
Johnny Cash's daughters -
Cindy, Kathy, Rosanne and Tara — are all stepping up to tell their stories.
The women will be hosting a program, in coordination with the Country Music Hall of Fame, called "Becoming Our Father: Johnny Cash's Daughters in Conversation" to answer the hard-hitting questions regarding their childhood and personal memories they created with their father.
A little more Jerry Lee Lewis News: Posted Dec. 14, 2016 - The Beale Street Memphis New Year's Eve show will launch Lewis into what promises to be a busy early 2017. On Jan. 6, Lewis will return to his native Louisiana for a show at the Golden Nugget at Lake Charles, and he'll play the Mid-South again Feb. 4 at Sam's Town in Tunica. Lewis will also be featured at the Stagecoach Festival in late April in Indio, California.
Lewis manager, Greg Ericson, also confirms Lewis is "looking to go back into the studio" in the coming year. Lewis' last studio album, "Rock & Roll Time," came out in 2014.
60+ years ago (11/14/1956 to be exact) Jerry Lee Lewis cut one of his first tracks, including his debut (record) single "Crazy Arms," for Sun Records in Memphis. Engineer Jack Clement recorded Lewis' rendition of Ray Price's "Crazy Arms" and his own composition "End of the Road". Hear "Crazy Arms"
Saturday Night Jamboree Page News
According to Larry Manuel, Penn State is teaching the story of The Saturday Night Jamboree in their music history course. They're calling the Jamboree the Incubator of Southern Rockabilly. (Posted March, 2017)
Jerry Mercer RIP, January 7, 2017
Jerry was born on July 31st 1935 in Oklahoma and his interest in music surfaced at the age of nine years. He played violin, experimented with several other musical instruments and bought his first guitar in 1949. In 1952 he formed the duo Johnny & Jerry and soon after formed his first band, Jerry Mercer & The Roving Cowboys. In March 1956, Jerry meet Narvel Felts who became a regular member of the band by the beginning of July 1956.
As tribute to Jerry, here are Narvel's own words as written to Dominique "Imperial" ANGLARES: "I'm thanksful Jerry Mercer hired me, which rescued me from chopping and picking cotton by hand in the fields around Powe and Bernie, Missouri. It is ironic that your package come on jan 10th as I was planning to attend Jerry Mercer's funeral the next day. Your words about Radio Rockabillies here mean a lot to me, they would have meant a lot to him."
We believe the
Narvel Felts & Jerry Mercer "Radio Rockabillies" (LP) is no longer available on-line.
It was a fantastic set of rockin' tracks, from various radio programmes recorded towards the end of 1956, with Narvel & Jerry sharing the vocal duties. But,
Bill and Betty Barker
Glenn A. Goodman
Robert Wilson / The Vi-Kings
John and Ginny Hall
Nikki & Larry Plese
Adriaan J. Sturm
Rockin' Ronny Weiser
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