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August 5, 2007
I liked Robert Hilburn's article ["A Southern Sound Check," July 22], but there was no mention of Jackson, Tenn., home of the late Carl Perkins of "Blue Suede Shoes" fame. His restaurant of that name is filled with tons of great rock memorabilia, and the International Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame is in Jackson. Its annual rockabilly music festival is Aug. 9 to 11 ( www.rockabillyhall.org). Bob Blackburn Hollywood
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August 5, 2007
I liked Robert Hilburn's article ["A Southern Sound Check," July 22], but there was no mention of Jackson, Tenn., home of the late Carl Perkins of "Blue Suede Shoes" fame. His restaurant of that name is filled with tons of great rock memorabilia, and the International Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame is in Jackson. Its annual rockabilly music festival is Aug. 9 to 11 ( www.rockabillyhall.org). Bob Blackburn Hollywood
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May 3, 1994 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jake Bricks was smoking a Marlboro Light in front of his barbershop, the nicotine density of his cigarette being the only giveaway that it wasn't 1956. Otherwise, the Pom-Aid in his hair, sharp clothes covering colorful tattoos and the pin-up bedecked shop behind him all belong to the era when fins were in.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With her appealing growl-of-a-voice and rhythm guitar leading the way, singer-songwriter Kim Lenz and her three-piece Jaguars are the latest act creating a stir in rockabilly. Though she is only 30, this talented artist is no pretender; she understands the rock-solid roots of rockabilly. In fact, Lenz is such a traditionalist she recorded her debut album, "Kim Lenz and Her Jaguars" (HighTone/HMG), live in the studio on one-track in mono sound.
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July 3, 1998 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With her appealing growl-of-a-voice and rhythm guitar leading the way, singer-songwriter Kim Lenz and her three-piece Jaguars are the latest act creating a stir in rockabilly. Though she is only 30, this talented artist is no pretender; she understands the rock-solid roots of rockabilly. In fact, Lenz is such a traditionalist she recorded her debut album, "Kim Lenz and Her Jaguars" (HighTone/HMG), live in the studio on one-track in mono sound.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lot of people have reasons for wishing it was 1956 again--a time when traffic flowed freely, youth gangs stockpiled brass knuckles and switchblades instead of AK-47s, the Dodgers won the pennant (albeit at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn) and a young, beautiful Elvis was appearing not on a postage stamp but live on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Those days are gone for good. But Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys have found a way to at least make it sound like 1956 again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2000 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
The rockabilly music of Big Fat Steve will be featured as part of the free summer concert series at 6:15 tonight at Peppertree Park. A variety of music will be performed every Wednesday at the park at 230 W. 1st St. until Aug. 16. Schedules are available at City Hall, 300 Centennial Way. Information: (714) 573-3326.
NEWS
December 1, 1999
Famed customizer and comics artist Ed "Big Daddy" Roth will be the featured guest at the annual "Rat Fink Reunion" on Dec. 11 at Mooneyes in Santa Fe Springs. Customs, dragsters and street rods will be on display, including examples of work by Roth (including his three-wheel Surfite), Robert Williams, Larry Watson, Von Franco, Coop and other notables. The free program, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., will include live surf and rockabilly music, a swap meet and a charity auction.
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August 9, 1989 | --JIM WASHBURN
Considering the thousands of times that Carl Perkins has performed "Blue Suede Shoes" during a 35-year career that has traversed plenty of rough road, it is a wonder that those shoes aren't thoroughly scuffed and soleless by now. But Monday at the Crazy Horse in Santa Ana, the 58-year-old son of Sun Records yelled and picked "Shoes" and his other seminal rockers with the same spark that helped set rock afire in the mid '50s.
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July 16, 1998 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Much like NBA dreams, MTV dreams generally remain just that. But in 1980, three youngsters from Long Island played their kind of music and the dream came true. The band was Stray Cats, a trio that not only reinvented rockabilly music for a new generation, but also sold 7 million records before breaking up in 1984. One-third of the Cats, bass player Lee Rocker, will bring his brand of roots rock to the Ventura Theatre on Friday night.
NEWS
May 3, 1994 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jake Bricks was smoking a Marlboro Light in front of his barbershop, the nicotine density of his cigarette being the only giveaway that it wasn't 1956. Otherwise, the Pom-Aid in his hair, sharp clothes covering colorful tattoos and the pin-up bedecked shop behind him all belong to the era when fins were in.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lot of people have reasons for wishing it was 1956 again--a time when traffic flowed freely, youth gangs stockpiled brass knuckles and switchblades instead of AK-47s, the Dodgers won the pennant (albeit at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn) and a young, beautiful Elvis was appearing not on a postage stamp but live on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Those days are gone for good. But Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys have found a way to at least make it sound like 1956 again.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1986 | RICHARD CROMELIN
The emotional center of Wednesday night's memorial show at the Lingerie came when James Intveld joined the Knitters in singing Merle Haggard's ballad of farewell "Silver Wings." The reflection on a loved one's departure by plane--"Silver wings, taking you away and leaving me lonely"--took on an extra, chilling dimension because the people being saluted were Patrick Woodward and Intveld's twin brother Rick, members of Rick Nelson's band who died in the singer's plane on New Year's Eve.
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