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  Dorsey Burnette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dorsey Burnette was an early Rockabilly singer from Memphis, Tennessee and with his younger brother Johnny Burnette and a friend named Paul Burlison was one of the founder members of The Rock and Roll Trio.
Dorsey Burnette was born on December 28, 1932 to Willie May and Dorsey Burnett Sr.
Dorsey Burnette had two single releases whilst he was contracted to Imperial Records as a solo artist, You Came As A Miracle/Try (Imperial X5561), released on March 9, 1959 and Lonely Train/Misery (Imperial X 5597), released on September 7, 1959.
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 Johnny Burnette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Johnny Burnette was a Rockabilly pioneer in Memphis, Tennessee and with his older brother Dorsey Burnette and a friend named Paul Burlison was one of the founder members of The Rock and Roll Trio.
John (Johnny) Joseph Burnette was born on March 25, 1934 to Willie May and Dorsey Burnett Sr.
Whilst Dorsey was also contracted to Imperial as a solo artist, in the fall of 1958, Johnny obtained a recording contract as a solo artist with Freedom Records, which was an off-shoot of Liberty Records.
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 Dorsey, Tall Oak Tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorsey was a tough kid with a violent temper and not a lot of smarts holding it in check, and he was constantly in trouble in school and spending time with the wrong crowd.
Dorsey Burnette found some belated comfort in Christianity, becoming "born-again" in the 1970s and returning to where he started, in country music.
Burnette by then was appearing in small venues and playing to anyone who would pay him, getting into fights occasionally and taking too many drinks and too many pills.
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 Dorsey Burnette - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorsey Burnette was born on December 28, 1932, in Memphis, the older of two sons of Dorsey Sr.
It was Burnette's brashness in walking up to the home of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson -- famous from television and radio as entertainers, and the parents of Ricky and David Nelson -- and asking to speak to Ricky that got him his break as a songwriter.
Dorsey Burnette's family life took a tragic turn from which he never fully recovered in 1964, when Johnny Burnette died in a drowning accident.
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 The Burnettes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Johnny Burnette and his brother, Dorsey were from Memphis and loved boxing almost as much as they loved singing.
Dorsey Burnette soon left to be replaced by Bill Black's brother Johnny.
In the 60s Dorsey switched to country music and had a number of moderate hits between 1972 and his August 19, 1979, death of a heart attack in Canoga Park, California.
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 Johnny and Dorsey Burnette - CD Rock and roll tonight
Johnny Burnette was born on March 28, 1934 in Memphis.
Dorsey Burnette and Paul Burlison worked for the Crow Electric Company and Johnny Burnette was doing several jobs.
Dorsey Burnette had some country hits in the Sixties and died on August 19th 1979 of a heart attack.
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 The Johnny Burnette Rock 'N Roll Trio Page
The three members of the Johnny Burnette Rock 'N Roll Trio were Paul Burlison (born in Brownsville, Tennessee in 1929), Dorsey Burnette (born in Memphis in 1932) and his brother Johnny Burnette (born in Memphis in 1934).
Dorsey left the group later in 1956 and was replaced by an old colleague from Memphis, Johnny Black, whose brother Bill would reach the charts several times in the years to come with his instrumental group, Bill Black's Combo.
Dorsey's son Billy Burnette is a fine guitarist, songwriter and record producer who spent some time as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
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 DORSEY BURNETTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Initially, the brothers were not sure that music represented a viable career option; Dorsey, for one, tried pro boxing and spent six years studying for an electrician’s license.
Dorsey was the first to have a hit record with "Tall Oak Tree" (Era 3012; 1960; #23), followed by "Hey Little One" (Era 3019; 1960; #48).
Furthermore, their sons also went on to enjoy hit recordings; Dorsey’s son, Billy, scored with "Don’t Say No" (Columbia 11380; 1980; #68) as well as creasing the country charts with several songs, and Johnny’s son, Rocky, with "Tired of Toein’ the Line" (EMI America 8043; 1980; #8).
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 Nat King Cole Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With Dorsey on bass and guitarist Paul Burlison forming the Rock 'N Roll Trio, a clutch of singles was recorded for Decca in 1956 and 1957.
Dorsey continued on in the 60's as a solo act.
In 1979, still a comparatively young man who seemed to be on the way to major acceptance as a country artist, Dorsey Burnette was felled by a heart attack and died August 19.
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 Billy Burnett
Billy is the son of rockabilly legend Dorsey Burnette, who formed the pioneering "Rock N' Trio" with brother Johnny and Paul Burlison.
Even the name "Rock-A-Billy" was a result of combining his name (Billy) and his cousin Rocky from the '53 Burnette Brothers hit "Rockabilly Boogie." Dorsey and Johnny lived close to Beale Street and would rehearse in the basement of the Memphis Lauderdale Courts in the laundromat.
Burnette continued to write and recorded numerous records as a solo artist as well as a band member.
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 Official DORSEY BURNETTE Homepage
Dorsey was soon lured away from Era Records by Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records, where producer Jimmy Bowen and arranger Jack Nitzche sought to build on the magical success of "Hey Little One." They rightfully envisioned an important new popular singer of expressive ballads.
But, instead, Dorsey was soon suffering from two totally unexpected blows in the mid-Sixties, the most devastating of which was the sudden and tragic accidental death of his beloved brother and companion, Johnny, on August 14, 1964.
And, as the Burnettes grieved his sudden lost, those whom he had helped and otherwise touched, soon embraced the Burnettes with a memorable star-studded tribute concert at the Forum in Inglewood which included Tanya Tucker, Glenn Campbell, Edward James Olmos, Kris Kristofferson, Duane Eddy, Delaney and Bonnie, Gary Busey and Maureen McGovern.
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 Jimmy's Place ~ Johnny and Dorsey Burnette, songwriters and artists ~ celebrating the 50's generation!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to the Burnette family lore, it was not unusual for Johnny and Dorsey to be found on the front lawn at Humes trading licks with Bill Black, Scotty Moore and on occassion a young Elvis Presley.
Johnny and Dorsey had already been playing music around town in addition to boxing and with the meeting of Burlison the Johnny Burnette Rock and Roll Trio was formed.
Johnny Burnette left us as the result of a boating accident in 1964, his brother Dorsey suffered a heart attack in 1979.
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 Billy Burnette
Tapped to replace guitarist Charlie Sexton, Billy Burnette has a career deeply rooted in both rockabilly royalty (his father was Dorsey Burnette, his uncle Johnny Burnette) and mainstream rock.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA on May 8, 1953, Burnette was on the road touring with his father while still a teenager.
Burnette co-wrote a song with keyboardist Christine McVie, recorded with singer Stevie Nicks, and played with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.
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 CHAPTER 4 Immediate Reactions
Dorsey Burnette was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on December 28,
Johnny Burnette was born in Memphis on March 25, 1934, and died in a boating accident in 1963.
In the mid-60's, Dorsey began to shy away from pop and rock music and returned to the country music roots of his youth.
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 CMT.com : Johnny Burnette : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With his brother Dorsey (on bass) and guitarist Paul Burlison forming his Rock 'N Roll Trio, he recorded a clutch of singles for Decca in 1956 and 1957 that achieved nothing more than regional success.
The trio disbanded in 1957, and Johnny found pop success as a teen idol in the early '60s with hits like "You're Sixteen" and "Dreamin'." Burnette died in a boating accident in 1964.
His brother, Dorsey, achieved modest success as a solo act in the early '60s, and Burlison recently resurfaced as a member of the Sun Rhythm Section.
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 Johnny Burnette - Rockabilly Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Among the three tunes recorded that July 4, presumably after the Trio returned from their Cumberland River outing, were "Rock Therapy" and "Rock Billy Boogie." The latter, especially, has since entered the repertoire of every history-conscious band that has ever seen fit to tear it up in homage to their 1950s forebears.
The Burnettes went on to separate solo careers (Johnny Burnette's "You're Sixteen" being the most famous outcome) while Burlison retired from music to raise his family.
(Billy Burnette is Dorsey's son.) Since then, Burlison has continued to play when he feels like it, and as of this coming week he will be up at Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock, recording with the Band for an upcoming album of new material.
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Paul Burlison did his part in the history of fuzz tone by playing with a loose tube on his amp on "The Train Kept A-Rollin'", and their version of this Tiny Bradshaw song influenced the rave-up version by the Yardbirds, which in turn influenced the showstopping version by Aerosmith.
Johnny Burnette went on to a hit solo career, and had just signed a brother/sister duo, Richard and Karen Carpenter, to his new label when he died in a boating accident.
Dorsey Burnette had a pop and country hit with "Tall Oak Tree", and went on to have a country music career before he died in the 70s.
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 Hit Parader, April 1981   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Billy was born at the dawn of rock and roll, the son of Dorsey Burnette and nephew of Johnny Burnette, two pioneers in the music form whose beginnings paralleled those of rock and roll and later merged with it.
Billy Burnette now lives in a beach house in southern California, but calls Nashville, Memphis and now New York City his "homes away from home." He stays in touch with his cousin Rocky, who recently hit the pop charts with 'Tired of Toeing the Line'.
Billy is single, has a five-year-old son, Dorsey IV, and feels his life is in order now that he has a real band for the first time; previously, he'd worked mostly as a songwriter and sideman, and recorded two albums prior to 'Billy Burnette' using session musicians.
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Johnny Burnette was at the heart of rock 'n' roll music for almost ten years, and had a leading role in most of the changes that overtook the music from the dawn of rockabilly to the British Invasion.
Johnny Burnette was one of the very few Memphis rockabillies actually born in Memphis.
Here is his very first record from 1955 as well as all of the Rock 'n' Roll Trio recordings complete with alternate takes, and all of Johnny’s Hollywood recordings, plus one hundred rare or unissued demos.
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Dorsey was also a boxer who went on to become the Welterweight Champion of Memphis.
The only things Rocky Burnette could tell me was that he had always heard that Elvis had sang and played guitar with The Trio, that he had wanted to join the band and that Dorsey had told him that the only lead singer for the Johnny Burnette Trio could be Johnny Burnette.
You know, I always had the feeling that Elvis was afraid of Dorsey." And it is a fact that Presley referred to the Trio as The Dalton Gang because of their lack of hesitation to duke it out, usually with some jealous boyfriends at a nightclub.
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 Dave's Diary - 13/1/05 - Jimmy Griffin RIP
The Burnettes were embryonic rockabilly and rock musicians who sired roots singers Rocky and Billy Burnette.
"Dorsey and Johnny Burnette moved in across the street from me in Memphis when I was seven years old, and they were living in California by this time.
"Dorsey was recording for Reprise Records at this time and was impressed with my songs enough to take me to meet his producer, Steve Venet, and I played some songs for him that I had recorded demos of in Memphis.
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 Dorsey Burnette b   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After appearing in the film ROCK, ROCK, ROCK in 1956, Dorsey left the trio.
In the '70s he had 15 Top 100 country hits (none making the Top 20) on Capitol, Melodyland, Calliope and Elektra, with whom he had only recently signed when he died of a heart attack on 19 August 1979.
His son Billy Burnette is also a recording artist.
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 Vintage Guitar® magazine : Artist Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dorsey had a hit called “Tall Oak Tree” and “Hey, Little One” and Johnny came right back with another hit, “Dreamin’” and “You’re Sixteen” and they was callin’ me all the time.
Dorsey was an apprentice electrician, but they gave him a card so he could work and draw an electrician’s pay.
Dorsey had an old ’49 Ford with re-capped tires, and we loaded everything we had in it and took off up to New York City.
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 Burnette Smiley Burnette Interprises And Its Affiliate, Ranchorecords, As Well As Smiley Burnette's Offici   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The son of Dorsey Burnette, Billy Burnette got into the family tradition of great music making at a young age, and was also soon attracting attention of fans and professionals alike.
Illy Burnette {full name: William Beau Burnette, III} was born in Memphis, Tennessee to Dorsey and Alberta Burnette on May 8, 1953.
Sonny Burnette was reared in a suburb of Orlando, Florida, known as Pine Castle.
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 Johnny and Dorsey Burnette - The Burnette Brothers CD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Johnny and Dorsey Burnette - The Burnette Brothers CD Johnny and Dorsey - The Burnette Brothers
Johnny and Dorsey Burnette - The Burnette Brothers.
The first of a double-barrelled CD release by Johnny Burnette, along with brother Dorsey.
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 The Rock 'n' Roll Trio - The Online Roots of Rock
After going nowhere on the Memphis club circuit and being turned down by Sun Records, Johnny Burnette, brother Dorsey and Paul Burlison — the Rock 'n' Roll Trio — tried their luck on Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour television show in the spring of 1956 and scored bigtime.
Their sudden popularity resulted in a recording contract with Coral in 1956 that produced minor hits such as Train Kept A-Rollin' and Tear It Up but was unable to produce a commercial hit with their raw, energetic sound.
Dorsey briefly enjoyed the spotlight with (There Was A) Tall Oak Tree and Hey Little One.
www.onlinerootsofrock.com /rockabilly/artists/rnrtrio   (363 words)

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