Author : Michael Dregni, Sonny Burgess, Greil Marcus, Peter Guralnick, Luc Sante, Robert Gordon
Description:It was the twang heard round the world: Rockabilly was born out of country, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues in the 1950s, becoming rock n roll and ruling the world. Heres the story of Elvis Presleys first Sun records that inspired all. And heres Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many more rockabillies from the golden years of 19551959, in a book chock full of photos, collectible memorabilia, movie posters, rare records, fashion, and rebel lifestyle. The story continues today, with a rockabilly revival that began with stars, such as the Stray Cats and Robert Gordon, spreading around the globe from Europe to Japan. Today, rockabilly is better than ever, with bands like Rev. Horton Heat and others playing the music and living the life from Memphis to Helsinki to Tokyo. Theres still good rockin tonight!