Sonny Burgess

and The Kings IV

Kick-Ass Rockabilly

Years active 1956-1960’s, 1980s

Always click on pic’s.

Newport, Arkansas, USA

Born May 28, 1929; Died August 18, 2017 (aged 88), Little Rock, Arkansas


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Sonny Burgess

Albert Austin "Sonny" Burgess (May 28, 1929 – August 18, 2017) was an American rockabilly guitarist and singer.


Burgess was born on a farm near Newport, Arkansas to Albert and Esta Burgess. He graduated from Newport High School in 1948. In the early 1950s, Burgess played boogie woogie music in dance halls and bars around Newport. Burgess, Kern Kennedy, Johnny Ray Hubbard, and Gerald Jackson formed a boogie-woogie band they called the Rocky Road Ramblers. In 1954, following a stint in the US Army (1951–53), Burgess re-formed the band, calling them the Moonlighters after the Silver Moon Club in Newport, where they performed regularly. After advice from record producer Sam Phillips, the group expanded to form the Pacers. … Read full text here >>> Sonny Burgess

Original Release RAZORBACK R-117 (US) 1964 ; This release, repro RAZORBACK R-117 [1970’s]

Willie & the hand jive   b/w   Lawdy Miss Claudia

Willie & the hand jive - 1964

more Sonny Burgess: Sun 606 - Sun 612 - Razorback R-120

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