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Sonny Burgess


Sonny Burgess is among the wildest rockers to record for the renowned Sunlight label in Memphis. He and his music group the Pacers arrived of Newport, AR, using a hard-rocking design that, unlike that of all rockabillies, owed small to nothing in the form of a stylistic debts to nation music. Along with his red-dyed locks, matching stage fit and electric guitar, and outrageous stage shows, Burgess produced mincemeat of your competition on lots of the early-’50s rock and roll & roll package deal travels. Though his Sunlight releases under no circumstances brought him very much in the form of industrial achievement, his recordings non-etheless stay landmarks of the first rockabilly design. Burgess afterwards toured and documented with various other Memphis alumni in sunlight Tempo Section, and through the brand-new millennium hit the street and the studio room beneath the moniker of Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers (celebrating the Pacers’ 50th wedding anniversary in 2005). Burgess & the Legendary Pacers released the Gijon Stomp! record, a assortment of brand-new recordings, in the Un Toro label in ’09 2009. Obviously, the rockin’ fire that’s Sonny Burgess won’t end up being snuffed out.

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Full Name Sonny Burgess
Profession Singer, Guitarist
Nationality American
Spouse Joann Adams
Children Peyton Burgess
Parents Albert Burgess, Esta Burgess
Music Songs Cowboy Cool, We Wanna Boogie, Red Headed Woman, Sadie's Back in Town, She Don't Make It Easy, Find My Baby for Me, When in Texas, Ain't Got a Thing, Beer-I-Cide, All about the Ride, Jesus & Bartenders, Tennessee Border, Tiger Rose, I Keep It Under My Hat, All Kinds of Beautiful, Alone with You, I Can't Think of One, Anytime I'm Smiling, It Must Have Been Somethin' I Said, Mr. Blues, When You're in Love with a Woman, Tears in the Eyes of Texas, Truckin' Down the Avenue, Little Town Baby, What Else Could Go Right, My Bucket's Got a Hole in It, Daddy Blues, The More I'm Around Some People, The More I Like My Dog, My Little Town Baby, I Was That Close, Sweet Misery, Mama Loochie
Albums Have You Got a Song Like That?, Live At Sun Studios, When in Texas, All about the Ride, The Old Gang, Arkansas Rock 'N' Roll, Back to Sun Records, Raw Deal, Sonny Burgess, Spellbound, Ain't Got No Home, Sonny Burgess and The Pacers, Sonny Burgess - 2006 Holiday Release, Debut Recordings, Boogie Woogie Rockabilly, Stronger, Tennessee Border, Arkansas Wild Man, We Wanna Boogie, Rock with Me, Vol. 3, Rock 'N' Roll Legend: Sonny Burgess, Country Rock, Onie Broken Heart, Oh! Mama, Emotions Restless I Fell In Love, Rock with Me, Vol. 1, We Wanna Boogie: The Very Best of Sonny Burgess, Rockabilly Elite: Sonny Burgess, The Flood Tapes 1959-62, Rock Elite: Best Of Sonny Burgess, Restless, Red Headed Woman, Rock with Me, Vol. 2, The Razorback Rock & Roll Tapes, The Extended Play Collection, Volume 56, The Best Of Sonny Burgess, Ain't Got a Thing, Thunderbird: 1956 - 1959 Recordings, Classic Recordings 1956-59, The Classic Recordings 1956-1959, Sun Record's Must Haves! Sonny Burgess, Itchy, Thunderbird, Sonny Burgess: Essential 10, The Legendary Sun Classics

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A Dirty Shame 2004 performer: "Itchy" / writer: "Itchy" - as Albert Sonny Burgess
American Masters TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001



American Masters 2001 TV Series documentary acknowledgment - 1 episode
Trauma: Life in the E.R. 1997 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode



Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Musician
Lone Star Roads 2013 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
American Masters 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Sun Artist
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Himself

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