Rockabilly Hall of Famer Billy Adams, who wrote and recorded the main Rockabilly "Rock, Pretty Mama," died. He was 79 years old.
Adams died Saturday in Westmoreland, Tennessee. His funeral was held on Monday in Spring Hill, Tennessee, said Cliff Doyle, publicist and manager of Adams.
Born in Redbush, Kentucky, Adams was one of 1
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With no money for instruments, he missed the bucket of fat, as a guitar and listened to Bill Monroe on the Grand Oli Opry radio program.
Among the other songs he wrote in the late 50's, one can say, "You heard me knocking,"
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Adams told PRI he was inspired to write "Rock, Pretty Mama," listening to the sound of trains near his house. Released in 1957 and was included in numerous compilations of rockabilly songs. He recorded the record for returning to Sun Studios under the title "Legacy" in 2000.
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A 27-track collection of his songs also came out in 2002, leading him to perform at South South Southwest Music Festival and others. He also wrote and sang Gospel music, and one of the songs he wrote was "I saw a man," a hit for the seven-year-old Goodman.