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Crazy Like Me : From Memphis and the Rock 'n Roll Trio to Fleetwood Mac
by Billy Burnette


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"Crazy Like Me" is the history of Rockabilly music combined with the autobiography of Billy Burnette, the son of one of the founders or rockabilly, Dorsey Burnette. Billy describes what it was like being in the Burnette family, with his father and uncle, Johnny Burnette, creating rockabilly in Memphis, Tennessee.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"Crazy Like Me" is the history of Rockabilly music combined with the autobiography of Billy Burnette, the son of one of the founders or rockabilly, Dorsey Burnette. Billy describes what it was like being in the Burnette family, with his father and uncle, Johnny Burnette, creating rockabilly in Memphis, Tennessee. He tells how Rockabilly was named for him and his cousin, Rocky, withe the writing of the song "Rockabilly Boogie" by his dad and Uncle Johnny. He talks about how his dad and uncle came to know a kid named Elvis Presley, who came to watch them rehearse while they lived in Memphis, and how they were a big influence on him and his music. He talks about the move to Los Angeles, the celebrities who came through his home when he was a child, and recording his first single when he was seven. He tells stories about all the celebrities he encountered throughout his career, including Paul McCartney, Roy Orbison, Gary Busey, and Roger Miller, as well as working with Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan and John Fogerty. He also talks about living in the music centers, Los Angeles and Nashville, and what it takes to break into the music businesss.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780692901984
  • ISBN-10: 0692901981
  • Publisher: Dorsey William Burnette III
  • Publish Date: July 2017
  • Page Count: 260
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.55 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds


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