Hasil Adkins

Born: April 29, 1937 in Boone County, WV
Died: April 26, 2005 in Madison, WV
1st release on Air Records in 1962

Davie Allan

Born: 1943 in Los Angeles, CA
Regular backing group: The Arrows, formed in c. 1965
1st release on Cude Records in 1964

Johnnie Allan  (John Allen Guillot)

Born: March 10, 1938 in Rayne, LA
1st release on Jin Records in 1958

Rockin' Dave Allen  (David Allen Stich)

Born: September 27, 1941 in Houston, TX
Died: April 28, 1985 in Houston, TX
1st release on Jin Records in 1959

Alton & Jimmy

Alton Lott - Born: June 17, 1940 in Hillsboro, MS
Jimmy Harrell - Born: November 16, 1936 in Hillsboro, MS
1st release on Sun Records in 1959

Andy Anderson  (Edgar Lee Anderson III)

Born: May 15, 1935 in Memphis, TN
1st release on Felsted Records in 1958

Bobby Aro

Born: 1930's in Zim, MN
Died: January 19, 1996 in MN
1st release on Aro Records in 1957

The Astronauts

Formed in c. 1962 in Boulder, CO
1st release on Palladium Records in 1962

The Atlantics

Formed in 1961 in Australia
1st release on CBS Records in 1963

Tommy Bell  (Thomas E. Bell)

Born: Natchez, MS
1st release on Zil Records in 1959

Eddie Bertrand

1st release with The Belairs on Arvee Records in 1961

Tommy Blake  (Thomas Levan Givens)

Born: September 14, 1931 in Dallas, TX
Died: December 24, 1985 in Carthage, TX
1st release on Buddy Records in 1956

Jules Blattner  (Jules Merrill Blattner)

Born: 8 February 8, 1941 in St. Louis, MI
1st release on Bobbin Records in 1959

Tooter Boatman  (William McCon Boatman, Jr.)

Born: 1936 in Mineral Wells, TX
Died: 1964
1st release on Twinkle Records in 1958

The Boogie Kings

Formed in the mid 1950's in Eunice, LA
1st release (as by Doug Charles and the Boogie Kings) on Jin Records in 1958
1st release (as by The Boogie Kings) on Pic 1 Records in 1965

Lillian Briggs  (Lillian Biggs)

Born: June 3, 1932 in Allentown, PA
Died: April 11, 1998 in Miami, FL
1st release on Epic Records in 1955

Larry Bright  (Julian Ferebee Bright)

Born: August 17, 1934 in Norfolk, VA
1st release on Tide Records in 1959

Bobby Brown  (Bobby Lynn Brown)

Born: July 4, 1938 in Olyphant, AR
1st release on Vaden Records in 1958

Ed Bruce  (William Edwin Bruce, Jr.)

Born: December 29, 1939 in Keiser, AR
1st release on Sun Records in 1957

Roy Buchanan  (Leroy Buchanan)

Born: September 23, 1939 in Ozark, AR
Died: August 14, 1988 in Fairfax, VA
1st recorded with Alis Lesley for Era Records in 1957
1st solo release on Bomarc Records in 1961

Sonny Burgess  (Albert Austin Burgess)

Born: May 31, 1929 in Newport (Jackson County), AR
1st release on Sun Records in 1956

Hank C. Burnette  (Sven-Åke Högberg)

Born: December 12, 1944 in Härjedalen, Sweden
1st recorded with Little Johnny Combo in 1960
1st release on Blue Horizon (US) in 1967

James Burton

Born: August 21, 1939 in Minden, LA
1st solo release on TNT Records in 1961

The Busters / The Northern Lights

Formed in 1957 as The Northern Lights in Springfield area, MA
1st release as by The Northern Lights on Patt Records in 1960,
and as by The Busters on Arlen Records in 1963

from collection of J. Alex Bowab

Jerry Byrne  (Gerald D. Byrne Sr.)

Born: February 2, 1941 in New Orleans, LA
Died: April 7, 2010 in Morgan City, LA
1st release on Specialty Records in 1958

The Cake

Formed in New York in 1966 by Jeanette Jacobs,
Barbara Morillo & Eleanor Barooshian
1st release on Decca Records in 1967

Jo-Ann Campbell

Born: July 20, 1938 in Jacksonville, FL
1st release on Point Records in 1956

Dean Carter  (Arlie Neaville)

1st release on Ping Records in 1961

Fred Carter Jr.

Born: December 31, 1933 in Winnsboro, LA
Died: July 17, 2010 in Nashville, TN
1st release on Lode Records in 1958

Al Casey  (Alvin Wayne Casey)

Born: October 26, 1936 in Long Beach, CA
Died: September 17, 2006 in Phoenix, AR
1st recorded with Jimmy Spellman ofor Viv Records in 1955
1st solo release as by Art Jones on Old Timer Records in 1956

Ernie Chaffin

Born: January 22, 1928 in Water Valley, MS
Died: April 16, 1997
1st release on Hickory Records in 1954

Bobby Charles  (Robert Charles Guidry)

Born: February 21, 1938 in Abbeville, LA
Died: January 14, 2010 Abbeville, LA
1st release on Chess Records in 1955

Photo by Bobby Levins

Joe Clay  (Claiborne Joseph Cheramie)

Born: 1939 in Harvey, LA
1st release on Vik Records in 1956

photo from www.cowboyjackclement.com

Jack Clement

Born: April 5, 1931 in Whitehaven, TN
Died: August 8, 2013 in Nashville, TN
1st release on Sheraton Records in 1954

Terry Cobb

Born: c. in the 1940's poss. in Caruthersville, MO
Died: in the 1980's near Tupelo, MS
1st release on Boot Heel Records in c. 1967

Wayne Cochran

Born: 1939 in Thomaston, GA
1st release on Scottie Records in 1959

Don Cole  (Wendell Donald Cole)

Born: 1942 in Phoenix, AZ
Died: 1977 in Phoenix, AZ
1st release on RPM Records in 1957

The Collins Kids

Lawrencine (Lorrie) Collins - Born: 1942 in Tahlequah, OK
Larry Collins - Born: 1944 in Tulsa, OK
1st release on Columbia Records in 1955

Bobby Comstock

Born: December 29, 1941 in Ithaca, NY
1st release on Marlee Records in 1958

Tony Conn  (Harvey Cohen)

Born: Boston, MA
1st release on Decca Records in 1958

Lyn Cornell  (Lynn Cornell)

Born: early 1940's in Liverpool, England
1st release (with The Vernons Girls) on Parlophone Records in 1958
1st solo release on Decca Records in 1960

Bobby Crown  (Bobby Krajca)

Born: March 7, 1941 in Fort Worth, TX
1st release on Felco Records in 1959

Dick Curless  (Richard William Curless)

Born: March 17, 1932 in Fort Fairfield, ME
Died: May 25, 1995 in Togus, ME
1st release as Tumbleweed Kid on Standard Records in 1951

Mac Curtis  (Wesley Erwin Curtis)

Born: January 16, 1939 in Fort Worth, TX
Died: September 16, 2013 in Watherford, TX
1st release on King Records in 1956

photo from www.tjhs1965.com

Floyd Dakil

Born: June 16, 1945 in Childress County, TX
Died: April 24, 2010 in Dallas, TX
1st release on Jetstar Records in 1964

Dick Dale  (Richard Anthony Mansour)

Born: May 4, 1937 in Quincy, MA
1st release on Deltone Records in 1959

Billie Davis (Carol Hedges)

Born: December 22, 1945 in Woking, Surrey, England
1st release (with Mike Sarne) on Parlophone Records in 1962
1st solo release on Decca Records in 1963

Hank Davis

Born: July 6, 1941 in New York City, NY
1st release on Dauphin Records in 1959

Jan Davis

Born: 1939 in Los Angeles, CA
1st release on Guild Records in 1958

Ronnie Dawson

Born: August 11, 1939 in Dallas, TX
Died: September 30, 2003 in Dallas, TX
1st release on Backbeat Records in 1958

Jimmy Dee (& the Offbeats)  (James De Fore)

1st release on TNT Records in 1957

Jimmy Dell  (James Delbridge)

Born: March 6, 1937 in New Lothrop, MI
1st release (with Duane Eddy) on Eb X. Preston Records in 1955

Jim Dickinson  (James Luther Dickinson)

Born: November 15, 1941 in Little Rock, AR
Died: August 15, 2009 in Coldwater, MS
1st recorded with The Regents ca. 1959 at the Comet Studios, Memphis, TN
1st release on Southtown Records in 1964

Jimmy Donley  (James Kenneth Donley)

Born: August 17, 1929 in Gulfport, MS
Died: March 20, 1963 in Gulfport, MS
1st release on Decca Records in 1957

Larry Donn  (Larry Donn Gillihan)

Born: June 7, 1941 in Bono, Craighead County, AR
Died: May 1, 2012 in Jonesboro, Craighead County, AR
1st release on Vaden Records in 1959

Lee Dresser  (Lee Megee Dresser)

Born: May 22, 1941 in Washington, DC
Died: April 24, 2014 in Olathe, KS
1st recorded with The Krazy Kats for Jan and Damon Records in 1959
1st release on Damon Records in 1960
Regular backing group: The Krazy Kats, formed in 1957 in Moberly, MI
with Willie Craig (pno) and Fred Fletcher (dms)

Dave Dudley  (David Darwin Pedruska)

Born: May 3, 1928 in Spencer, WI
Died: December 22, 2003 in Danbury, WI
1st release on King Records in 1955

Huelyn Duvall  (Huelyn Wayne Duvall)

Born: August 18, 1939 in Garner, TX
1st release on Challenge Records in 1957

Jack Earls

Born: August 23, 1932 in Woodbury, TN
1st release on Sun Records in 1956

Denny Ezba

Born: 193? in San Antonio, TX
Died: April 4, 2001 in TX
1st release on CA Records in 1958

Johnny Faire a.k.a. Donnie Brooks  (John Dee Abohosh;
legal name John Faircloth, after adoption by his stepfather)

Born: February 6, 1936 in Dallas, TX
Died: February 23, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA
1st release on Fable Records in 1957

Charlie Feathers  (Charles Arthur Lyndbergh Feathers)

Born: June 12, 1932 in Holly Springs, MS
Died: August 29, 1998 in Memphis, TN
1st release on Flip/Sun Records in 1955

The Fendermen

Formed by Phil Humphrey (born November 26, 1937 in Madison, WI) and
James D. "Jim" Sundqvist (born November 26, 1937 in Niagara, WI,
died June 4, 2013 in Fairfax, MN) ca. 1958 in Madison, WI
1st release on Cuca Records in 1960

Frankie Ford  (Vincent Francis Guzzo, Jr.)

Born: August 4, 1939 in Gretna, LA
Died: September 28, 2015 in Gretna, LA
1st release on Ace Records in 1958

Bobby Fuller  (Robert Gaston Fuller)

Born: October 22, 1942 in Baytown, TX
Died: July 18, 1966 in Los Angeles, CA
1st release on Yucca Records in 1961

Hank Garland  (Walter Louis Garland)

Born: November 11, 1930 in Cowpens, SC
Died: December 27, 2004 in Orange Park, FL
1st release on Decca Records in 1949

Bobbie Gentry  (Roberta Lee Streeter)

Born: July 17, 1944 in Chickasaw County, MS
1st recorded with Jody Reynolds on Titan Records in 1963
1st solo release on Capitol Records in 1967

Glen Glenn  (Glen Troutman)

Born: October 24, 1934 in Joplin, MO
1st release on Era Records in 1958

Harmonica Frank  (Frank Floyd)

Born: October 11, 1908 in Pontotoc, MS
Died: August 7, 1984 in Cincinnati, OH
1st release on Chess Records in 1951

Joyce Harris

Born: 1939 in Bowling Green, KY
1st recorded as Judy & Joyce for Dot Records in 1958
1st solo release on U.T. Records in 1959

Ray Harris  (Homer Ray Harris)

Born: September 7, 1927 in Shiloh Community/Mantachie, MS
Died: November 13, 2003 in Mooresville, MS
1st release on Sun Records in 1956

Mickey Hawks  (David Michael Hawks)

Born: July 17, 1940 in Thomasville, NC
Died: August 31, 1989 in North Carolina
1st releases (with Moon Mullins & his Night Raiders)
on Robin's Red, Mart, and Profile Records in 1958

Ron Haydock

Born: April 17, 1940 in Chicago, IL
Died: August 13, 1977 in Victorville, CA
1st release on Cha Cha Records in 1959

Roy Head

Born: January 9, 1943 in Three Rivers, TX
1st release as by The Traits on TNT Records in 1958

Joel Scott Hill

Born: August 19, 1938 in Naples, TX (raised in San Diego, CA)
1st recorded with The Strangers for Titan Records in 1959
1st solo release as by Joel Hill on Trans American Records in 1960

Gillian Hills

Born: June 5, 1944 in Cairo, Egypt
1st release on Barclay Records in 1960

Eddie Hinton

Born: June 15, 1944 in Jacksonville, FL
Died: July 28, 1995 in Birmingham, AL
1st solo release on Pacemaker Records in 1969

John J. Huhta  (John Jerome Huhta)

Born: October 9, 1934 in Duluth, MN
Died: July 14, 2012 in Pillager, Cass County, MN
1st release (as Johnny Jay) on Mercury Records in 1957

The Impacts

Formed by Merrell Wayne Fankhauser in 1960 in Pismo Beach, CA
1st release on Del-Fi Records in 1963

Cordell Jackson  (Cordell Miller)

Born: July 15, 1923 in Pontotoc, MS
Died: October 16, 2004 in Memphis, TN
1st release on Moon Records in 1958 (recorded in 1956)

Roddy Jackson  (George Rodrick Jackson)

Born: April 9, 1942 in Fresno, CA
1st release on Specialty Records in 1958

Bobby Jay  (Robert James McCarty, Jr.)

Born: October 1, 1940
Died: 1993
1st release on Imperial Records in 1959

Jivin' Gene  (Gene Bourgeois)

Born: February 9, 1940 in Port Arthur, TX
1st release on Jin Records in 1959

Benny Joy

Born: November 5, 1935 in Atlanta, GA
Died: 1988
1st release on Tri-Dec Records in 1957

Kai-Ray / Shane Kai-Ray  (Richard A. Caire)

1st release on Lodestar Records in 1961

Troyce Key

Born: 1937 in Louisiana
Died: November 9, 1992 in Oakland, CA
1st release on Warner Bros. Records in 1958

Johnny Kidd (& the Pirates)  (Frederick Albert Heath)

Born: December 23, 1939 in Willesden, London, England
Died: October 7, 1966 Lancashire, England
1st release on His Master's Voice Records in 1959

Baker Knight  (Thomas Baker Knight, Jr.)

Born: July 4, 1933 in Birmingham, AL
Died: October 12, 2005 in Birmingham, AL
1st releases (with The Knightmares) on Kit and Decca Records in 1956

Johnny Knight  (John Mangiagli)

1st release on Morocco Records in 1958

Cub Koda  (Michael Koda)

Born: October 1, 1948 in Detroit, MI
Died: July 1, 2000
1st recorded with The Del-Tino's for Del-Tino Records in 1963
1st solo release as by Mike Coda) on Princeton Records in 1968

Rick Lancelot  (Anthony Richard Lancelotti)

Born: August 23, 1944 in NJ
Died: April 7, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA
1st release on Turban Records in 1962

Mickey Lee Lane  (Mickey Lee Schreiber)

Born: February 2, 1941 in Rochester, NY
1st release (as Mickey & Shonnie Lane) on Brunswick Records in 1958

Rodney Lay, Sr.  (Rodney Paul Lay)

Born: February 13, 1940 in Coffeyville, KS
1st release (as by Rodney & The Blazers) on Kampus Records in 1960

Myron Lee (& the Caddies)  (Myron robert Wachendorf)

Born: 1941 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
1st release on Hep Records in 1958

The Legendary Stardust Cowboy  (Norman Carl Odam)

Born: September 5, 1947 in Lubbock, TX
1st release on Psycho-Suave Records in 1968

Ken Levy & The Phantoms

Formed in the early 1960's as the Scramblers in Cambridge, England
by Kenneth 'Ken Levy' Leverington (1937-2013), Cliff Gentle and Dave Cooke
1st release on Palette Records in 1961

Margaret Lewis

Born: 1941 in Levelland, TX
1st recorded with Dale Hawkins for Checker Records in 1957
1st solo release on Ram Records in 1959

The Lively Ones

Formed in 1962 in California
1st recorded as The Surfmen for Titan Records in 1962
1st release as The Lively Ones on Del-Fi Records in 1962

Jimmie Logsdon / Jimmie Lloyd  (Jimmie Lloyd Logsdon)

Born: April 1, 1922 in Panther, KY
Died: October 7, 2001 in Louisville, KY
1st release on Harvest Records in 1951

Joey Long  (Joseph Earl Longoria)

Born: December 17, 1932 in Zwolle, LA
Died: March 24, 1995 in Houston, TX
1st recorded with Sonny Fisher for Starday Records in 1955
1st solo release as Curley Long on Azalea Records in 1958

Donna Loren  (Donna Zukor)

Born: March 7, 1947 in Boston, MA
1st release as Donna Zukor on Fable Records in 1957

Jay B. Loyd

Born: 1937 in Tupelo, MS
Died: September 7, 2003 in Collierville, TN
1st release on ABC-Paramount Records in 1958

Lonnie Mack  (Lonnie McIntosh)

Born: July 18, 1941 in Harrison, IN
1st release on Fraternity Records in 1963

Jayne Mansfield in Finland, 1963

Jayne Mansfield  (Vera Jayne Palmer)

Born: April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, PA
Died: June 29, 1967 near New Orleans, LA
1st release on Hear Records in 1956

Janis Martin

Born: March 23, 1940 in Sutherlin, VA
Died: September 3, 2007 in Richmond, VA
1st release on RCA Victor in 1956

Delbert McClinton

Born: November 4, 1940 in Lubbock, TX
1st release as by Mac Clinton on Le Cam Records in 1960

Scotty McKay  (Max K. Lipscomb)

Born: 1937 in Dallas, TX
Died: March 17, 1991
1st release on Event Records in 1959

Eddy Medora  (Edward Stephen Medora)

Born: November 1945 in Los Angeles, CA
Died: October 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA
1st release (with The Snowmen) on Challenge Records in 1963

Hank Mizell  (William M. Mizell)

Born: November 9, 1923 in Dayton Beach, FL
Died: December 23, 1992 in Murfreesboro, TN
1st release on Eko Records in 1958

Billy Mure  (Sebastian Mure)

Born: November 4, 1915 in New York, NY
Died: September 25, 2013 in Vero Beach, Indian River County, FL
1st release on Cosmic Records in 1956

Tracy Nelson

Born: December 27, 1944 in Madison, WI
1st release on Prestige Records in 1965

Don Nix

Born: September 27, 1941 in Memphis, TN
1st recorded with The Mar-Keys for Satellite Records in 1961
1st solo release as by Donnie Williams on Pure Gold Records in 1964

Jim Oertling

1st release on Hammond Records in 1965

Jimmy Patton  (Oscar James Patton)

Born: October 28, 1931 in Berwin, OK
Died: 1990
1st release on Sims Records in 1955

Paul Peek  (Paul Edward Peek, Jr.)

Born , 23 June 1937, High Point, NC
Died: April 3, 2001 in Atlanta, GA
1st release on NRC Records in 1958

The Pirates

1st recorded with Johnny Kidd for His Master's Voice Records in 1959
1st release on His Master's Voice Records in 1964

Barbara Pittman

Born: April 6, 1938 in Memphis, TN
Died: October 29, 2005 in Memphis, TN
1st release on Sun Records in 1956

The Playboys

1st recorded with Vince Taylor for Parlophone/Odeon Records in 1958
1st solo release on Barclay Records in 1961

The Pyramids

Formed in Long Beach, California
1st release on Best Records in 1962.

Marvin Rainwater

Born: July 2, 1925 in Wichita, KA
Died: September 17, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN
1st release on Coral Records in 1955

The Ready Men

Formed c. 1962 in Minnesota by Kirk Ready (gtr), Pence Potter (gtr),
Bruce Benson (bs) and John Briggs (dms)
1st release on Bangar Records in 1965

Johnny Rebb  (Donald James Dellbridge)

Born: March 20, 1939 in Sydney, Australia
Died: July 28, 2014 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
1st release on Columbia Records in 1958

The Renegades

Formed in the early 1960's in Birmingham, England by
Kim Brown (born June 2, 1945), Denys Gibson (born February 17, 1945),
Ian Mallet (born July 28, 1945) & Graham Johnson (born August 30, 1946)
1st releases on Oak Records (acetate) and Fidelio/Summit Records (LP) in 1964

Jody Reynolds  (Ralph Joseph Reynolds)

Born: December 3, 1932 in Denver, CO
Died: November 7, 2008 in Palm Desert, CA
1st release on Demon Records in 1958

Billy Lee Riley

Born: October 5, 1933 in Pocohontas, AR
Died: August 2, 2009 in Jonesboro, AR
1st release on Sun Records in 1956

The Rivieras

Formed in South Bend, Indiana
1st release on Riviera Records in 1964

The Rock-A-Teens

Formed in Richmond, Virginia
1st release on Doran Records in 1959

Rock-Jerry  (Kaj Järnström)

Born: June 30, 1943 in Helsinki, Finland
1st release on His Master's Voice Records in 1960

Chan Romero  (Robert Lee Romero)

Born: July 7, 1941 in Billings, MT
1st release on Del-Fi Records in 1959

The Royal Teens

Formed in 1956 in Bergen County, NJ as The Royal Tones by pianist
Bob Gaudio (born December 17, 1942 in NYC), saxophonist
Bill Crandall, bassist Billy Dalton, and drummer Tom Austin
1st release on Power Records in 1957

The Royaltones

Formed in 1957 in Dearborn, MI as The Paragons by George Katsakis,
Mike Popoff and Greg Popoff (all born 1941)
1st release on Jubilee Records in 1958

The Rumblers

Formed in Norwalk, CA
1st release on Highland Records in 1962

Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs

Formed as The Pharaohs in 1961 in Texas by Domingo Sam Samudio (born 1937
in Dallas, TX), Carl Medke, Russell Fowler, Omar Lopez, and Vincent Lopez
1st release on Tupelo Records in 1963

Troy Seals  (Troy Harold Seals)

Born: November 16, 1938 in Berghill, Madison County, KY
1st release (with Jo Ann Campbell) on Atlantic Records in 1964

The Shangri-Las

Formed in Queens, New York
1st release (as The Beatle-Ettes) on Assault Records in 1964

Jumpin' Gene Simmons  (Morris Eugene Simmons)

Born: July 10, 1937 in Tupelo, MS
Died: August 29, 2006 in Tupelo, MS
1st release on Sun Records in 1958

John Smith & The New Sound

1st release as Bobby Dean on Parlophone Records in 1965 1st release as John Smith & The New Sound on Vogue Records in 1966

Mack Allen Smith

Born: October 20, 1938 in Carroll County, MS
1st release on Vee-Eight Records in 1962

Warren Smith

Born: February 7, 1932 in Humphreys County, MS
Died: January 30, 1980 in Longview, TX
1st release on Sun Records in 1956

The Sonics

Formed in 1963 in Tacoma, WA by Gerry Roslie (vcl/pno/org), Andy
Parypa (bs), Larry Parypa (gtr), Bob Bennett (dms), and Rob Lind (sax)
1st release on Etiquette Records in 1964

Roland Stone  (Roland LeBlanc)

Born: August 12, 1941 in New Orleans, LA
Died: December 22, 1999 in New Orleans, LA
First release (with The Skyliners) on Spinett Records in 1960
First solo release on Ace Records in 1960

Warren Storm  (Warren Schexnider)

Born: February 18, 1937 in Abbeville, LA
First release on Nasco Records in 1958

Billy Strange  (William Everett Strange)

Born: September 29, 1930 in Long Beach, CA
Died: February 22, 2012 in Franklin, TN
First release on Capitol Records in 1952

The Strangeloves

Formed in 1964 in New York City by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer
1st release on Swan Records in 1964

John Suhr

1st release on Wee Rebel Records in 1958

Gene Summers

Born: January 3, 1939 in Dallas, TX
1st release on Jan Records in 1958

Screamin' Lord Sutch (& the Savages)  (David Sutch)

Born: November 10, 1940 in Harrow, Middlesex, England
Died: June 16, 1999 in South Harrow, London, England
1st release on His Master's Voice Records in 1961

Vince Taylor  (Brian Maurice Holden)

Born: July 14, 1939 in London, England
Died: August 28, 1991 in Lutry, Switzerland
1st release on Parlophone/Odeon Records in 1958

Thee Midniters

Formed in Los Angeles, CA in 1964
1st release on Chattahoochie Records in 1965

Hayden Thompson

Born: March 5, 1938 in Booneville, MS
1st release on Von Records in 1955

Bobby Lee Trammell

Born: January 31, 1934 in Jonesboro, AR
Died: February 20, 2008 in Jonesboro, AR
1st release on Fabor Records in 1957

The Trashmen

Formed in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
1st release on Garrett Records in 1963

Dave Travis  (David Anthony Lidderdale)

1st release on Polydor Records in 1968

Kip Tyler

1st release as by Jimmy Daley & the Ding-A-Lings on Decca Records in 1956

Mamie Van Doren  (Joan Lucille Olander)

Born: February 6, 1931 in Rowena, SD
1st release on Prep Records in 1957

Mack Vickery  (Willard Mack Vickery)

Born: June 8, 1938 in Town Creek, AL
Died: December 21, 2004 in Nashville, TN
1st release on Princeton Records in 1958

Darryl Vincent

Born: July 31, 1942 in Charleston, SC
Died: February 13, 1975 in Meridian, MS
1st release on Sandy Records in 1959

Mike Waggoner & The Bops

1st release on Vee Records in 1961

The Wailers

Formed in Tacoma, WA in 1958
1st release on Golden Crest Records in 1959

Travis Wammack

Born: November 1944 in Walmut, MS
1st release on Fernwood Records in 1957

Buddy Wayne

1st release on Gardena Records in 1962

Mae West  (Mary Jane West)

Born: August 17, 1892 in Brooklyn, NY
Died: November 22, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA
1st release on Brunswick Records in 1933

Harlow Wilcox

1st release probably on Zantar Records in the 1960's
Regular backing group: The Oakies, formed in ca. 1969

The Wild Angels

Formed by Mal Gray (born in 1946 in Camberwell, London) in 1967 in London, England
1st release on Major Minor Records in 1968

J. Frank Wilson

Born: December 11, 1941 in Lufkin, TX
Died: October 4, 1991 in Lufkin, TX
1st release on LeCam Records in 1964

Jerry Woodard  (Jerry Eugene Woodard)

Born: May 25, 1941 in Anniston, AL
Died: 1980
1st release on Fad Records in 1958

Link Wray  (Frederick Lincoln Wray)

Born: May 2, 1929 in Dunn, NC
Died: November 5, 2005 in Copenhagen, Denmark
1st recorded with Dick Williams for RCA Records in 1955
1st solo release on Kay Records in 1958

Gene Wyatt

Died: 1979
1st release on Ebb Records in 1957

Roy Young

Born: 1937 in London, England
1st release on Fontana Records in 1959

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