Rocky Burnette & Darrel Higham
"Rocky Burnette has been called 'The Son Of Rock'n'Roll' with good reason. His heritage is that of Rock'n'Roll's First Family. As the first born son of Rock'n'Roll pioneer Johnny Burnette, Rocky's butt-shakin' stage-style antics with cousin Billy Burnette while their fathers' Johnny Burnette Rock'n'roll Trio rehearsed at home when they were toddlers, resulted not only in the song named 'Rock Billy Boogie', but the naming of an entire genre of vitalized new music during the birth years of Rock And Roll.
Along with fellow Golden Gloves boxing champs, upright bass-slapping brother Dorsey Burnette and electric fuzztone guitar innovator Paul Burlison, the wild 1953-founded Johnny Burnette Rock'n'Roll Trio may not have originally struck gold, but they went on to be credited as a direct influence upon Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent, Ricky Nelson, The Beatles, The Yardbirds, Aerosmith, Stray Cats, The Cramps and countless others, including literally every rockabilly-styled artist ever. ..Their blistering recordings for Coral Records are considered the finest, hottest and most desirable rockabilly records!
With his first major hit record, 'Tired Of Toein' The Line', Rocky put himself and father Johnny into an elite group where both parent and child had individually made the national (USA) Top Ten charts. Previously limited to such showbiz names as Sinatra, Cole and Boone, this achievement clearly underlined these true rockers' reputation as Rock And Roll Royalty. Nineteen weeks on Billboard's record sales charts, Rocky not only reached Number Eight nationally in the USA with this rockabilly-flavoured classic, but also had an international Top Ten hit that topped the charts as Number 1 for several weeks in Australia and other countries."
1.Hip shakin' baby 2.Believe what you say 3.Kiss me sweet 4.Hey pretty baby 5.Here comes that feelin' 6.Gypsy woman 7.Bertha Lou 8.My heart 9.Whenever you're ready 10.Don't leave me this way 11.It's late 12.Pure love 13.My one desire 14.Just a little too much 15.Waitin' in school 16.One of those mornings 17.Tear it up 18.Lonesome tears in my eyes 19.Please don't leave me