8.07.2009

Billy Lee Riley, Rockabilly Original, Dies

Sun Records Artist Billy Lee Riley has passed away at 75. The New York Times has the obit. He may perhaps be best recognized for backing up bigger stars -- his band played with Jerry Lee Lewis on "Great Balls of Fire" -- but he did have some singles of his own which he continued to perform until recently. Check out this performance of "Red Hot" from 2003:

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