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Rock-a-Billy Musicians on 45 rpm – “A” Artist Listings

(Also see my “ROCK-A-BILLY/ROCK/RHYTHM & BLUES PIONEERS FROM THE 1950’S ON 78 RPM” page for many main-stream pioneers)

Many of these musicians have been inducted into one of two the Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fames

The Abandoned – Abandoned – 1966

Nathan Abshire – Kajun – 1960

The Abstracts – Nu-Clear – 1959

Johnny Acey – Fling – 1962

The Acorn Sisters – Acorn – 1959

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Art Adams – Cherry – 1959

(Carollton, Kentucky)

Billy Adams – Quincy – 1957

(Willie Murray Adams – Redbush, Kentucky – was in several groups: The Par-A-Mounts, the Break Out’s, The Rock and Roll Boys and Rock-A-Teers)

Bobby Adams – Symbol – 1961

Charlie Adams – Columbia – 1955

Jerry Adams – Universe – 1961

Link Adams – A-Okay – 1961

Rush Adams – MGM – 1956

Tommy Adderley – Mar-Mar – 1964

(U.K.)

Haskil Adkins – Jody – 1964

(Boone County, West Virginia)

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Billy Adkinson – Gala – 1960

Admiral Tones – Future – 1958

Chuck Akin – Bandera – 1960

Jim Akins – Marlo – 1961

(James David Akins – Ste. Genevieve, Missouri)

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Al & The Echoes – Echo – 1966

Al & Jim – Logan – 1960

Al & Nettie – Christy – 1958

The Alabama Kid – Varsity – 1965

The Chuck Alaimo Quartet – Ken – 1957

Denny Alan & The Dukes – Academy – 1959

Frankie Albano & The Deadbeats – Dondee – 1961

Mel Albert – Apollo – 1959

Hollis Albin – Lou-Jay – 1965

Bud Albright – RCA Victor – 1958

Buddy Aldo – Diva – 1961

Bill Alex & The Dixie Drifters – Country Jubilee – 1959

Bob Alexander & The Coaxials- Tune – 1959

Max Alexander & The Hi-Fi Combo – Caprock – 1959

The All-Niters – GMA – 1964

Chad Allan & The Reflections – Canadian American – 1963

Johnny Allan – Pic 1 – 1965

Johnny Allan & The Krazy Kats – Jin – 1959

Kirby Allan – Maze – 1956

Claude Allen – Kingston – 1965

Clay Allen – Longhorn – 1962

Rockin’ Dave Allen – Jin – 1959

Dee Allen with the Candletts – Vita – 1959

Harold Allen – Mar-Vel – 1957

Ira Allen & The Renegades – GRC – 1962

Jesse Allen – Bay’ou – 1953

Jimmy Allen – Kool – 1960

Little Johnny Allen – Bullseye -1956

Joyce Allen – Reb – 1959

Lonnie Allen – Val-Hill – 1960

Little Marie Allen – Triumph – 1959

Milton Allen – RCA Victor – 1957

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Ray Allen & The Embers – Sinclair – 1961

Ronnie Allen – SAN – 1959

Ron Allers – Caron – 1962

(fronted the Rhythm Masters)

Tommy Allsup – Liberty – 1961

(Thomas Douglas Allsup – Owasso, Oklahoma – a member of The Crickets with Buddy Holly – below – right side)

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Hershel Almond – Challenge – 1959

Lucky Joe Almond – Trumpet – 1953

Eddie Alston – Barry – 1964

Alvin & Bill – Fernwood – 1960

Larry Amato – RCA Victor – 1958

Jan Amber – Cleff Tone – 1959

Johnny Amelio and the Downbeats – Downbeat – 1958

Kenny Ambrose – Hamilton – 1958

Tommy Ambrose – Strand – 1961

(Canada)

Doug Amerson – IntraState – 1955

Lew Ammons – Royce – 1964

John Amory – Gulfstream – 1962

Pete Anders – Corvair – 1962

Andy Anderson – Apollo – 1959

(Shown with The Dawnbreakers – also with “The Rolling Stones” – American rockabilly group)

Bailey Anderson – Satin – 1969

Dot Anderson – D.J. – 1961

Elton Anderson – Trey – 1959

(Lake Charles, Louisiana)

Gene Anderson – Sage – 1960

Jimmy Anderson – Zynn – 1962

Keith Anderson – Cozy – 1964

(West Virginia – with the “Ohio Valley Boys” )

Les Anderson – Decca – 1951

(Clelland Anderson -Siloam Springs, Arkansas)

Ray Anderson – Admiral – 1957

Sonny Anderson – Imperial – 1959

(Walter Anderson – Glendale, California)

Hal Andrews – Choctaw – 1959

The Andrews Brothers – MGM – 1956

Andy & The Gigolos – Dandy – 1958

(Andy Ercole – Delaware)

Andy & The Live Wires – Applause – 1960

(with Robert Anderson from Oklahoma)

Jimmy Angel – Ebb Tide – 1964

(Memphis, Tennessee)

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Johnny Angel – Paxley – 1961

(Also performed as Jimmy Fautheree)

Johnny Angel & the Dodgers – Skyway – 1958

Ronnie Angel – Rita – 1960

Tommy Angel – Nasco – 1958

Angelos Angels – New Breed – 1963

(with Tony Angello)

Joe Anthony – Apollo – 1961

Marc Anthony – Axtel – 1961

Mike Anthony – Spinn – 1961

Nick Anthony – ABC-Paramount – 1959

Paul Anthony – Roulette – 1958

Ray B. Anthony – Sun – 1959

(Rayburn Anthony – Jackson, Tennessee – was backed by Carl Mann’s band)

Tony Anthony – Herald – 1958

Vince Anthony with The Blue Notes – Hilton – 1959

The Appalachians – ABC-Paramount – 1963

Dave Appell & His Appell-Jacks – Tone Craft – 1955

(David Leon Appell – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

The Aquatones – Fargo – 1958

(Long Island, New York with Dave Goddard and Larry Vannata – Gene McCarthy and Lynne Nixon)

The Arena Twins – Kapp – 1959

(Sammy and Andrew Arena

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Prince Arky & His Westerners – Nu-Star – 1962

Bob Arlin & His Band – Olympia – 1960

(Robert Savage – with “The Hustlers” – “The Hook” and “The Leaves”

Jerry Arnold & The Rhythm Captains – Cameo – 1957

Sue Arlington & the Arlisles – Agar – 1959

Ray Arlo – Castle – 1958

Dick Armstrong – Bart – 1957

Joan Armstrong & the Shakers – Hanover – 1959

Billy Arnell & The Sparkles – Holly – 1965

Bee Arnold with Amos Como’s Tune Toppers – Goldband – 1956

Clyde Arnold & The Sharps – Bella – 1958

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Jack Arnold and the Chalecos – Wildcat – 1959

(Vocal by Baby Ray and the Pharaohs)

Jerry Arnold & The Rhythm Captains – Security – 1957

Lloyd Arnold & His Rockin’ Drifters – Myers – 1961

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Murray Arnold – Cardinal – 1954

Art & The Scioto Rhythm Boys – Karl – 1956

Artie & The Mustangs – Arc – 1965

(Canada – Artie MacLaren)

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Shorty Ashburn – Bullet – 1952

John Ashley – Dot – 1958

Robert Ashley – MGM – 1958

The Astronauts – Palladium – 1961

(Boulder, Colorado – became Colorado’s mile high “Surf Band”)

Promo Photo from Surf Party

Randy Atcher – MGM – 1955

(Randall Atcher – Tiptop, Kentucky)

Tex Atchison – Sage – 1961

(Shelby David Atchison – Rosine, Kentucky)

Chuck Atha – Stars – 1957

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The Aubrey Twins – ABC-Paramount – 1964

(Tyrone and Jerome Aubrey – Mississippi)

June August – Groovie – 1958

Bobby Austin – Sundown – 1958

(Robert Allen Austin Sr. – Wenatchee, Washington)

Donel Austin – Alon – 1962

Little Augie Austin & The Chromatics – Brunswick – 1958

Smiley Austin – Brunswick – 1958

(Wesley B. Smiley – Austin, Texas)

The Avengers – Star-Burst – 1965

Ray Awalt & The Bi-Stone Playboys – GM – 1964

Hoyt Axton – Vee Jay – 1964

(Hoyt Wayne Axton – Duncan, Oklahoma)

Cliff Ayers with the Five Crowns – Emerald – 1955

Glen Ayers with Red Simpson & The Keynotes – Tally – 1957

(Red Simpson shown – I believe that Red is also Glen Ayers)

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