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 Post subject: Sonny Burgess R.I.P.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:27 pm 
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Rockabilly hero, still gigging into his 80s. Here he is in his mid 70s, doing his signature tune "Red Headed Woman" with the Blasters:



Here's one that Bruce Springsteen wrote for him:


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 Post subject: Re: Sonny Burgess R.I.P.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:41 am 
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One of the true American greats and original Sun rockers, I feel very sad we've lost a great performer and artist and one of the very last links to Sun records, one of the most important record labels of all time rest in peace Sonny ..>

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 Post subject: Re: Sonny Burgess R.I.P.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:21 pm 
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Just seen this, really gutted. Those Sun records have a sound nobody else was making a sound like it - "rockabilly trumpet" 8) A great voice and part of something in the ether that came through him. Great at nursery songs
https://youtu.be/1Yj-PFUvEQg

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