The Rockabilly Legends: They Called it Rockabilly Long Before They Called it Rock and Roll

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Hal Leonard, 2007 - 285 pages
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(Book). In five brief but glorious years, a handful of young, animated performers set the entertainment world on its ear. The Rockabilly Legends They Called It Rockabilly Long Before It Was Called Rock and Roll celebrates the rebel forefathers who created this raw, driving sound that continues to influence and inspire musicians. This unique volume part tribute, part first-person recollection, part history, and all fascinating provides a complete picture of the times. It features hundreds of original rare and captivating photos, including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and others. Candid interviews with music legends and personal reflections. Stunning design. Includes a one-hour DVD sampler of rockabilly music to immerse the reader into those heady days from 1954 through 1959 when a new, high-energy sound and spirit instantly captured the hearts of fans around the world.

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