Rockabilly Hall of Fame Legends List

"E" Artists & Songs




Eager, Johnny
Eanes, Jim

Country Earl

Earl, Little Billy
Who's Baby Are You Baby, '59

Earle, Steve

Continental Trailways Blues, '83
The Original Steve Earle Site

Earls, Jack
Born August 23, 1932. Woodbury, Tennessee. Trained as a baker and worked in Memphis. Formed a band with Bill Blackšs brother, Johnny Black, in 1954. Recorded for Sun in 1956 with Bill Black and Luther Perkins and also with own band, the Jimbos. Earls kept some of his early recordings which were later issued on Olympic Records, for whom he recorded a comeback session in 1975, having previously recorded for Fortune and Ry-Ho.
Crawdad Hole, '56
Hey Jim, '56
Let's Bop, '56
Sign On The Dotted Line, '56
Slow Down, '56
Take Me To That Place, '57

Earls, Jay
Baby I'm Lonesome, '59

Early, Bernie
Rock Doll, '58
Your Kisses Kill Me, '58

Early, Sammy
Easley, Clyde
Easter, Jim

Eay, Eddie
Dancin' Girl

Ebert, Lee
Echo Valley Boys
Eddie & Chuck
Eddie & Jimmie

Eddy, Duane
Movin' & Grovin'
Rebel Rouser, '58
Off-Site Bio
MORE: Born April 26, 1938, quitarist Duane Eddy had a string of instrumental hits "Rebel Rouser," (1958), Peter Gunn," (1960), that invariably featured a staccato signature riff labeled the "twangy" guitar sound. His work has influenced numerous guitarists (the Ventures, Shadows, George Harrison), especially in England. Eddy began playing the guitar at age five. In 1951 he moved with his family to Phoenix. Shortly after dropping out of Coolidge High School at 16, he got a series of steady jobs working with local dance groups, and he acquired the custom-made Chet Atkins-model Gretsch guitar he still plays. In 1957 Phoenix DJ producer, and entrepreneur Lee Hazlewood became his mentor, and Eddy started touring with Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars. The Hazlewood-produced "Rebel Rouser" (on Clark's Jamie label) began a six-year streak of nearly 20 hits, among them "Ramrod", (1958), "Cannonball", (1958), and "Forty Miles of Bad Road", (1959). Though Eddy and Hazlewood parted company in 1961, they have gotten back together for comeback attempts.
Eddy switched to RCA in 1962 and had a hit with "Dance with the Guitar Man", (1962), followed by "Deep in the Heart of Texas" and "The Ballad of Palladin", 1962. He signed with Colpix in 1965 and released LPs like "Duane Does Dylan" and "Duane a Go-Go. The various back-to-the-roots movements of the Seventies (especially the rockabilly revival) rekindled interest in Eddy, who occasionally performs at oldies shows in the U.S. but concentrates primarily on the U.K., where he had a hit in 1975, "Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar." Eddy's early backup group, the Rebels, included guitarist Al Casey, saxophonist Steve Douglas, and pianist Larry Knechtel, later with Bread. At the height of his success, Eddy made his film debut in "Because They're Young (1960), scoring a big hit with the theme song. He occasionally worked as a producer in the Seventies, including a solo LP by Phil Everly ("Star Spangled Springer)," 1973. Eddy moved to California in the late Sixties and then to Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in 1976. His 1977 comeback single on Asylum, "You Are My Sunshine," was produced by Hazlewood and included vocals by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Jennings' wife, Jessi Colter, was married to Eddy from 1966 to 1969. In 1986 Eddy was introduced to a new generation of fans through British avant-dance group Art of Noise, which enlisted him to play on its industrial-disco version of "Peter Gunn" (1986). The following year, "Duane Eddy" - his first major-label album in over 15 years - was released; Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ry Cooder all helped produce it. In 1994, a year after Rhino released the box-set collection "Twang Thang," Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Eddy, Jim
Edell & the T-Birds
Eden, Jack

Edgar, Jim
Rains, '63

Edge, Dave
Edmond, Lee

Edmunds, Dave
I Hear You Knockin', '70
Off-Site: Dave Edmunds (Rough Guide)
MORE: Born April 15, 1944, Cardiff, Wales, guitarist, singer, producer, and songwriter Dave Edmunds, an active fan of American rockabilly, spurred Britain's pub-rock movement, cofounded Rockpile, and has sustained a solo career for more than two decades. Like many of his contemporaries, Edmunds was a rock & roll fan and soon found himself picking out the guitar parts played by James Burton on Rick Nelson's records, Chet Atkins on Everly Brother hits, and Scotty Moore on early Elvis sides. During the early Sixties he played in several British blues-rock bands before forming Love Sculpture in 1967 with bassist John Williams and drummer Bob Jones (the group later included drummer Terry Williams, also of Rockpile and, later, Dire Straits). They played rocked-up versions of light-classical pieces by Bizet and Khachaturian, whose "Sabre Dance" gave them a Top Five U.K. hit in 1968. They toured the U.S. for six weeks before disbanding the next year.

Back in his native Wales, Edmunds built the eight-track Rockfield Studio in Monmouthshire and taught himself how to re-create Sam Phillip's Sun Records slap echo and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. He spent the early Seventies in the studio producing himself (including a 1976 hit remake of Smiley Lewis' 1955 hit "I Hear You Knockin'" and an album called Rockpile) and others, including the Flamin' Groovies, Del Shannon, and pub-rockers Deke Leonard, Ducks Deluxe, and, later, Brinsley Schwarz and Graham Parker. When he produced Brinsley Schwarz and Graham Parker. When he produced Brinsley Schwarz's last LP in 1974, he met bassist Nick Lowe, later of Rockpile, the fiercely rocking band the two shared and led for their own albums.
In 1975 Edmunds costarred in and scored most of the film "Startust," and he also released "Subtle as a Flying Mallet," for which Lowe wrote songs and played bass. After 1977's "Get It," Edmunds toured regularly with Rockpile. Most of his albums have consisted primarily of covers. "Repeat When Necessary" premiered songs by Elvis Costello ("Girls Talk," a minor hit in America, but a gold U.K. hit) and Graham Parker ("Crawling from the Wreckage"), and contained the uptempo "Queen of Hearts." Though it was a Top Twenty British hit, he could not get Atlantic to release it in the States. Two years later country-pop vocalist Juice Newton took the song to #2 in a near-identical version. Rockpile broke up acrimoniously in 1981, shortly after releasing its only album under the Rockpile moniker, "Seconds of Pleasure. Edmunds resumed his solo career. (Williams later drummed on some of his records, and guitarist Billy Bremner, the fourth member of Rockpile, joined Edmunds' 1983 touring band.) Twangin' produced a minor hit single with a cover of John Fogerty's "Almost Saturday Night," and "The Race Is On" introduced the Stray Cats, a Long Island neo-rockabilly group for whom Edmunds later produced multimillion- selling albums. D.E. 7th, his first Columbia release, included the rave-up "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)," written for Edmunds by Bruce Springsteen. "Information," one of Edmunds' most successful U.S. LPs, featured two songs written and produced by the Electric Light Orchestra's Jeff Lynne. One of them, "Slipping Away," paired Edmunds' traditional sound with synthesizers, electronically processed vocals, and a drum machine, and became a Top Forty hit in 1983.

Edwards, Al
Edwards, Alvis

Edwards, Bobby
I'm A Long Gone Daddy, '60

Edwards, Brent
Edwards, Dave
Edwards, Frankie
Edwards, Don
Edwards, Hank

Edwards, Jimmy
Love Bug Crawl, '58

Edwards, Johnny

Rock & Roll Saddles, '57
Wisconsin's first known rock recording, in Wausau, WI.

Edwards, Mary
Edwards, Slim
Edwards, Tibby
Edwards, Vince

Edwards, Vern
Cool Baby Cool, '59

Eee, Don

Ehret, Bob
Stop The Clock, '57

Eight Balls

El' Dorados

Linda Lee, '60


Eldridge, Billy
Let's Go Baby, '59

Elgin, Johnny
Elkins, Bill
Elias, Al
Elington, Mark
Elkins, Mike
Elledge, Jimmy

Ellies, Ronnie
Honey Blonde

Elliott, Bern
Ellis Brothers

Ellis, Don
Half Of Me, '58

Ellis, Larry

Ellis, Rex
Bop Hop Jamboree, '59

Ellsworth, Ray
Elmore, Johnny
Elston, Scott
Embry, Jerry
Embry, Ted

Emerson, Billy "The Kid"
Born William R. Emerson, December 21, 1929, Tarpon Springs, Florida. Father was a piano player and Billy got a job playing with the Billy Battle Band in 1946. In Army 1952-54, came to Memphis after his discharge and was brought to Sam Phillips by Ike Turner. Singed one year contract April 24, 1954 with his own band on later sessions. Contract renewed for a two year period. Went to Chicago on leaving Sun in 1956, recording for Chess, his own Tarpon label, Vee Jay, M-Pac and other small Chicago labels.
Red Hot, '55

Emerson, Lee
I Cried Like A Baby, '57


Endsley, Melvin
Blues Don't Mean A Thing
I Like Your Kind Of Love, '57

Engel, Gary
Money Honey

Engel, Scott
England, Benny
England, Charlie
England, Hank

Engler, Jerry
Sputnik (Satellite Girl), '57

Epp, Al
Breaking My Heart, '59

Epps, Earl
Epperson, Don
Epps, Charles
Ervin, Frankie
Ervin, Robert


Ester, Sidney
Estes, Don
Etris, Barry
Eugene & The Jay Bops
Eugene & the Cyclones
Eugene & the Travells
Evans, Dean
Evans, Don
Evans, Frank
Evans, Jackie

Evans, Jimmy
Joint's Really Jumpin', '58

Evans, Mark
Evans, Marty

Evans, Paul

Midnight Special

Evans, Rusty
When I'm Alone With You, '57

Evans, Vicki

Evelyn & The Ivorytones
Boogie Medley

Evens, Frank
Evens, Mickey
Evens, Scotty
Everett, Ramblin'
Everett, Vince
Everette, Dewell
Everhart, Bobby

Everly Brothers
(Till) I Kissed You, '59
Ain't That Lovin' You Baby, '64
Be-Bop-A-Lula, '60
Bird Dog, '58
Bye Bye Love, '57
Cathy's Clown, '60
Claudette, '58
Keep A Lovin' Me, '56
Lucille, '60
Poor Jenny, '59
Problems, '58
Rip It Up, '57
Sun Keeps Shining, '56
Wake Up Little Susie, '57
Off-Site Link #1
Off-Site Bio
Off-Site: The International Everly Bros Home Page

Excels, The

Car Hop, '64

Ezba, Denny