Sunday, August 02, 2009

R.I.P.BILLY LEE RILEY



He's on a flying saucer to Heaven now.

American music has lost another major one: Rockabilly wildman Billy Lee Riley, who died in a Jonesboro, Ark. after a battle with colon cancer. He was 75.

Riley was best known for his hits "Flying Saucer Rock 'n' Roll" and "Red Hot."

His obit in the Memphis Commercial Appeal is HERE.

I'll pay proper tribute to Billy tonight on Terrell's Sound World, 10 p.m. to midnight on KSFR, 101.1 FM in Santa Fe and www.ksfr.org on the Web. The show starts at 10 p.m. Mountain Time. We'll commemorate Billy Lee right after the 11th hour.

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