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Sonny Burgess

Singer and guitarist Sonny Burgess is one of the iconic figures of rockabilly. Burgess--along with Carl Perkins, Warren Smith, and others--helped create the rockabilly style, mixing barroom country with a rock-&-roll backbeat and a switchblade swagger. As one of the originals artists to record for Sam Phillips's legendary Sun Records, Burgess rubbed elbows with such towering rock-&-roll figures as Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. He continued to perform to enthusiastic crowds into the new millennium,… Show more

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