Gene Summers


With The Rebels


Years active 1958-present

always klick on pic’s

Dallas, Texas, U.S.A

Born January 3, 1939 (age 79 [2018])


Info!  Gene Summers

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Gene Summers (born January 3, 1939 in DallasTexas) is an American rock/rockabilly singer. His recordings include "School of Rock 'n Roll", "Straight Skirt", "Nervous", "Gotta Lotta That", "Twixteen", "Alabama Shake" and his biggest-selling single "Big Blue Diamonds". Summers was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 1997 and The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame in 2005. He still performs worldwide and celebrated his 50th anniversary as a recording artist in 2008 with the release of Reminisce Cafe.

Early life and rise to first success

Summers graduated from Duncanville High School in 1957 and attended Arlington State College, now known as the University of Texas at Arlington. That same year, he formed the rockabilly band The Rebels and performed on Joe Bill's Country Picnic on KRLD-TV where they were spotted by songwriter Jed Tarver. This led to the band being signed by newly founded Jan Records. Their first record was released on February 1, 1958, under the name of Gene Summers & His Rebels. … Read all the original text here >>> Gene Summers

Gene Summers ”Rock A Boogie Shake” Jan Records 33-8011 [1980]

Baby Are You Kiddin’ (uniss.) - rec. 1957 [released 1980]

Gotta Lotta That - 1958

School Of Rock and Roll - 1958

Boogie Shake (uniss.) - rec. 1959 [released 1980]

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