Monday, August 3, 2009

Red Hot

One of the last few remaining true rockabilly legends of the 1950's signed to Sun Records, Billy Lee Riley died yesterday at the age of 75.

There will be a ceremony held Tuesday, August 4th at 3:00 pm at the Walnut Grove Grove Cemetery in Newport, Arkansas and a memorial concert is scheduled for Aug. 30 in Newport at the Silver Moon Club, with other greats such as Sonny Burgess, Carl Mann and Dale Hawkins scheduled to play. Cards or letters are encouraged to be sent to his wife Joyce at this address:

Joyce Riley
723 Crest Drive
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401


RIP, Billy. You will be missed.


  1. Billy sure wasn't doodley squat! RIP Billy, you were one rocking cat!

  2. Peaceful slumbers to a great and greasy guitarist. They don't make 'em like Billy anymore. -- Mykal