Rockabilly Hall of Fame Legends List

"P" Artists & Songs




P.J. & The Haystackers

Pack, Buster

Indian Boogie, '52
On-Site Mini-Bio

Pack, Charlie

Page, Allen
Dateless Night, '58
Honeysuckle, '58
She's The One That's Got It, '59

Page, Bobby
Page, Charles
Page, Larry

Page, Mike
Long Black Shiny Car, '60

Page, Ricky
Paige, Joey
Palace, Eddie
Palm, Tommy
Palmer, Dom
Palmer, Jerry
Palmer, Rick

Parchman, Kenny
Get It Off Your Mind, '58
I Feel Like Rockin', '56
Love Crazy Baby, '57
Tennessee Zip, '56
Treat Me Right, '57

Parham, John
Parham, Weyman

Paris Brothers
This Is It, '59

Parker, Arnold
Find A New Woman, '56

Parker, Jerry
Parker, Jesse
Parker, Johnny

Parker, Malcolm
Come Along With Me

Parker, Pat
Boy Watcher

Parker, Rand

Parks, Ray
You're Gonna Have To Ball That's All, '56

Parker, Ronald
Parker, Tim

Parker, Col. Tom

Parker, Wayne
Parker, Winnie
Parr, Lona
Parrish, Darrell
Parry, Kent
Parsons, Al

Parson, Gene
Night Club Rock And Roll, '59

Parsons, Bill
Absolutely Nothin', '58
All-American Boy, '58
Dance Dance Dance, '58
Hand Me Down My Rockin' Shoes, '59
Jungle Bandstand, '58

Parsons, Jerry
Don't Need No Job, '59

Pate, Gus
Man Alive, '59

Pate, Ray
Lucky Day

Patey Brothers
Hey Doll Baby, '59
Jeanie, '59

Patch, Billy

Patrick, Jimmy
Twenty Dollar Bill, '54

Patterson, Don
Patterson, Earl

Patterson, Sonny
Big Wheel, '56

Patterson, Ted

Patton, Jimmy
Let Me Slide, '58
Love Come Back, '57
Okie's In The Pokie, '59
Yah I'm Movin', '58

Paul, Bunny
History, '56
Sweet Talk, '56

Paul, Dennis
Paul, Glen
Paul, Jerry

Paul, Joyce
Baby You've Had It, ' 58

Paul, Lafawn

*Paul, Les
with wife Mary Ford
Les Paul, born Lester Polfus, Waukesha, WI. Les Paul is noted for his contributions to the technology of the electric guitar and modern recording techniques. He first came to public attention as a country and western guitarist before entering into a long career as a jazz-pop performer with his wife, singer Mary Ford, in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Their No. 1 hits included "How High the Moon," 1951, and "Vaya Con Dios," 1953. Paul created the solid-body electric guitar that bears his name; Gibson began to market it in 1952. Paul built the first eight-track tape recorder and invented "sound-on-sound" recording, now known as overdubbing.

Pauley, Everett
Little Girl

Paulman, Jimmy Ray
Hay Ride, '60
Light In The Window, '60
Your Love Is What I Need, '60

Paulson, Butch
Man From Mars

Paxton, Les

Payne, Dennis

Payne, Hal
Honky Tonk Stomp, '58

Payne, Jimmy
I Get The Blues, '60

Payne, Leon
Peak, Buford
Pearce, Johnnie
Pearly, Don
Pearson, Melvin
Pearson, Ronnie
Peaslee, Bill
Peck, George
Pedicin, Mike
Pedigo Brothers

Pedigo, Tommy
Red Headed Woman

Peek, Billy
Peek, Buford

Peek, Paul

Rock Around
Soloist plus rhythm guitar, vocalist and "Clapper Boy" with Gene Vincent's Blue Cap Members, see: Paul

Peggy & Bob
Peil, Danny
Pell Brothers
Pegues, Carroll
Pemberton, Jimmy

Pendarvis, Tracy

All You Gotta Do, '59
Give Me Lovin', '59
Is It Too Late, '60
It Don't Pay, '59
One Of These Days, '59
Thousand Guitars, '60

Penix, William
Penmar Stompers
Penn, Dan
Penn, Patsy
Penn, Tony

Penner, Dick
Born Chicago, Illinois, 1936. Moved to Dallas 1937 and learned country guitar at age 16. Moved to Denton, Texas, 1955 to attend North Texas State University. Met Wade Moore and Roy Orbison at this time and composed the million selling Ooby Dooby with Wade Moore (born Amarillo, Texas, 1933). Recorded for Sun with Wade Moore and as a solo act. Moore went on to join Orbison in Nashville but Penner got out of music and became a professor of English at Tennessee Univerisity, Knoxville.
Move Baby Move, '57
Fine Little Baby, '57
Someday Baby, '57

Pennington, Ray
Big Hunk O' Love, '59
Billy Jo, '56
Boogie Woogie Country Girl, '56
Keep A Movin'
My Steady Baby, '58
Smooth Operator
They Took The Stars Out Of Heaven, '58

Pennix, William
Dig That Crazy Driver, '59

Penny, Dayward
Come Back Baby, '58

Penny, Hank

Penny, Joe
Bip A Little Bop A Lot, '58
Mercy Mercy Mercy, '58

Percy & The Rockin' Aces
She Don't Cry In Vain

Perk & The Flames
Stick Around

Perkins, Billy

Perkins, Carl

All Mama's Children, '56
Blue Suede Shoes, '56
Boppin' The Blues, '56
Dixie Fried, '56
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, '56
Glad All Over, '58
Gone Gone Gone, '55
Honey Don't, '56
I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry, '56
Jive After Five, '58
Lend Me Your Comb, '58
Matchbox, '57
Movie Magg, '55
Pink Pedal Pushers, '58
Pointed Toe Shoes, '59
Pop Let Me Have The Car, '58
Put Your Cat Clothes On, '57
Rockin' Record Hop, '58
That's All Right, '58
Where The Rio De Rosa Flows, '58
Your True Love, '57
While doing a show with Johnny Cash in 1955, Cash suggested that Carl write a song based on a a saying he had heard in the chow line while he was in the service, "don't step on my blue suede shoes." A few nights later Perkins noticed a dancer in the crowd trying to keep his girlfriend away from his new blue sueded shoes. This sparked the idea Cash had given him and at three o'clock the next morning he wrote out the lyrics to "Blue Suede Shoes" on an empty potato bag.
Off-Site Link #1

Perkins, Roy
Perkins, Howard

Perkins, Laura Lee
Don't Wait Up, '58
Gonna Rock My Baby Tonight, '57
I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin', '58
Kiss Me Baby, '58
Oh La Baby, '58

Perkins, Luther
Lead guitarist for Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two on Johnny's early recordings. No relation to Carl Perkins.

Perkins, Reggie

*Perkins, Stan

Perkins, Walter

Perkins (Thomas Wayne)
Born Batesville, Mississippi, July 22, 1940. Brother of Luther Perkins, guitarist with Johnny Cash 1955-67. First recorded for Mercury in 1956 and the for Fernwood, Capehart, Santo and Chalet as well as for Phillips International in 1962. Worked as a session guitarist in Nashville (sometimes with Scotty Moorešs Music City Recorders) until his death in an auto accident in 1971.

Perry, Barbara

Perry, Bob
Weary Blues Goodbye, '59

Perry, Lou
Perry, Paul
Perry Sisters

Pete & Jimmy
So Wild, '58

Peters, Broc
Peters, Nancy

Peters, Pete
Rockin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms, ' 60

Petterson, Earl
Boogie Blues
Born February 24, 1927, Paxton, Illinois. Peterson gave up law studies in favor of country music. In his late teens, he played on WOAP (Owosso, Michigan), and then WOEN (Mt. Pleasant, Michigan) with Earlšs Melody Trails Show. Doubled as farming editor and announcer. Recorded for his own Nugget label (Take Me Back To Michigan / Michigan Waltz) before moving to Memphis in 1954 and recording for Sun. Recorded for Columbia 1955. In 1960 he established his own station, WPLB in Greenville, Michigan. Became ill with cancer 1965 and died in 1971.

Peterson, Ray
Tell Laura I Love Her, '60

Peterson, Pete
Petti, Mary
Petty, Daryl

*Petty, Norman

Off-Site Bio

Petty, Ronnie

I Love My Baby, '59

Love Me, '60

Phantom Five

Gonna Be Nice Tonight

Phelps, Johnny
Phelps, Willie
Phillips, Bill
Phillips, Bobby
Phillips, Buddy

Phillips, Carl
Salty Dog Blues, '60
Walkin' Blues, '59
Wigwam Willie, '59

Dewey Phillips
Premier Memphis deejay in the 1950s who was instrumental in the success of Elvis Presley. Dewey himself recorded for Fernwood Records. The tunes included If It Had To Be You which Jack Clement said 'Dewey used to whistle all the time'. He had formed The Phillips in 1950. He died in 1969 before his contribution to the Memphis music scene had been properly acknowledged. He was only interviewed properly once (by Stanley Booth for Esquire magazine).

Phillips, Sam
Founder: Sun Records, Memphis, TN.

Phillips, Wade

Phillipson, Larry Lee
- On-site Rockabilly HOF page
Bitter Feelings, '64
Miami Road, '65

Philmon, Hiram
Piano Slim

Picardi, Lew

Pickett, Lee
Fatty Patty, '58


Pico Pete
Hot Dog, '56

Pierce, Jim

Pierce, Webb
Teenage Boogie, '56

Pike, Jim
Pike, Pete
Pilgrim, Ray
Pinky, Bill

Piper, Jimmie
Don't Play Around, '59

Pipkins, Jim
Chew Tobacco Rag

Pitrello, Carne

Pittman, Barbara
Everlasting Love, '59
I Need A Man, '56
Two Young Fools In Love, '58

Pittman, Don
Pittman, Jackie

Pitts, Gloria Jean
Don't Stand No Quittin', '56

Pitts, Clyde

Plank, Lucky
Hey Hey Baby, '53

Pleasant, Tommy
Please, Bobby

Podolor, Dickie
I Love You Girl, '58

Poe, Bobby
Rock & Roll Boogie, '58
Rock & Roll Record Girl, '58

Poindexter, Doug


Polk Brothers
Caravan Rock, '58
Going To The Hop, '58

Pollard, Bill
Nitespot Rock

Poole, Johnny

Move Baby Move, '82

Poore, Billy

Poovey, Groovy Joe
"GROOVEY" JOE POOVEY - On-site Rockabilly HOF page
Ten Long Fingers, '57

Porter, Bruce

Porter, Rocky

Porter, Royce
Yes I Do, '57
Woman Can Make You Blue, '57

Porto, Billy

Portuguese Joe
Teenage Riot, '57

Posey, Ralph
Potter, Bob
Potter, Bobby

Potter, Curtis
I'm A Real Glad Daddy, '57
Powell, Doug
Powell, Ichabod
Powell, Keith
Powell, Len

Powers, Jett
Go Girl Go, '58

Powers, Joey

Powers, Johnny
Born John Pavlik, E. Detriot, Michigan, 1938. Learned guitar from his father and country music on the radio. First played semi professionally in 1954 with Jimmy Williams and the Drifters who had a show on WDOG (Marine City). In 1957 Powers paid $100 at the Fortune Studio to record Honey Letšs Go To A Rock & Roll Show and Your Love which were released by Fortune on the Hi-Q label. In 1958 recorded Rock Rock for Fox Records in Detriot with a band that included Stanley Getz (from Jack Scottšs band). Powers was managed by Tommy Moers who got him a session with Sun. Four songs were recorded for Tee-Pee Records (New York) and Tamla (unissued). Formed Power House Productions in 1969, leasing product to Holiday Inn, Bell Records and his own labels.
Be-Bop-A-Lula, '58
Honey Let's Go (To A Rock & Roll Show), '57
I'm Walkin', '58
Long Blonde Hair Red Rose Lips, '57
Mama Rock, '58
Rock Rock, '57

Poynter, Joyce
Chili Dippin' Baby, '57

Pozolinski, Dave
Wisconsin Drummer for White Caps: "Rock & Roll Saddles"

Praeger, Billy
Do It Bop, '59
Everybody's Rockin', '59

Pratt Brothers

Pratt, Lynn
If I Can't Have You
Red Headed Woman, '56

Priesman, Magel
One record issued on Sun in 1958. According to Bill Justis she was from up north. Phillips may have issued her record because she had a blind child to support.


Prescott, Ralph
Hot Hot Lips

Presley, Elvis

Ain't That Loving You Baby, '64
Baby Let's Play House, '55
Big Boss Man, '67
Blue Moon Of Kentucky, '54
Blue Suede Shoes, '56
Don't Be Cruel, '56
Good Rockin' Tonight, '54
Hound Dog, '56
I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine, '54
I Forgot To Remember To Forget, '55
I'm Left You're Right She's Gone, '54
I'm Left You're Right She's Gone, '55
Jailhouse Rock, '57
Milkcow Blues, '55
Mystery Train, '55
Ready Teddy, '56
That's All Right, '54
Trying To Get To You, '56
Off-Site Link #1
Off-Site Link: Great Elvis Sites
Before he was the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley was a country musician known as "The Hillbilly Cat from Memphis." But the transition wasn't easy. In his first appearance at Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry, the producer told him, "If I were you, I'd just go back to driving a truck and forget about being a singer." Crushed, Presley might have quit if he hadn't been given a second chance at a slightly less prestigious country radio show called the Hayride in Shreveport, Louisiana. Presley tweaked his country and gospel roots with rhythm and blues, even adopting a rhythmic swagger in his hips. Growing up in the Memphis region of the Mississippi Delta, he played and recorded with many black musicians. In general, country music from that region had more influence from jazz and blues than from other parts of the South. When the producer of the Louisiana Hayride first heard Presley's tape, he pointedly asked the talent manager who'd brought it if the singer was black or white. "Oh, he's white all right," the manager replied. "He's just got a different sound, that's all." That different sound came to be called "ROCKABILLY," a true mutt of music--a blend of everything from bluegrass to western swing to pop crooning. Rockabilly meant working-class boys ready to rock, decked out in checkered suits and bow ties, juiced on rhythm and blues. Rockabilly and "the Hillbilly Cat" were among the central influences of early rock 'n' roll, and both came directly from country music.
Presley, Millard
Preston, Donnie

Preston, Johnny
Cradle Of Love, '60

Preston, Rudy
Four Tired Car

Preston, Vic
Prevette, Colin
Pretty Boy
Price, Bill & Dowd
Price, Gene
Price, Hank

Price, Mel
Little Dog Blues, '59

Price, Nedra

*Price, Ray

Price, Ronnie
Look At Me, '59

Prince, Bobby
Prince, Jack
Princeton, Gene

Inmates of Tennessee State Penitentiary, Nashville. Black vocal group recorded by Phillips at the Penitentiary and subsequently on three occasions in Memphis. Johnny Bragg (lead tenor). Born 1921. Entered Penitentiary May 8, 1943 and formed the Prisonaires the following year. Allowed out on parole in 1956, he allegedly violated terms of parole and was inducted back into the Penitentiary. Has been back to jail since and was released again, following the death of his wife, in 1979. Has recorded for Excello, Decca and Elbejay. Other members: William Stewart (guitar, musical director and baritone). Entered Penitentiary 1940. Born and raised i n Macon County, Tennessee. Ed Thurman (tenor). Born Nashville. Entered Penitentiary August 16, 1940; Marcell Saunders (bass). Born Chatanooga, Tennessee. Entered Penitentiary 1951; John Drue (tenor). Born Lebanon, Tennessee. Joined Prisonaires on entering Penitentiary in January 1951.

Pritchett, Dub
I Ain't Gonna Do It, '62

Pritchett, Jimmy
Nothing On My Mind, '58
That's The Way I Feel, '58

Privett, Bill

Proby, P.J.

Profeta, Joey

Proffitt, Randy
Check That Baby Out One Time, '62


Prow, Jimmy Lee
You Tell Her I Stutter, '56

Rock Me Baby, '58

Prue, Fred
Pruitt, Grover

Pruitt, Lewis
Pretty Baby, '58

Pruitt, Jack

Pruitt, Ralph
Hey Mr. Porter, '59

Puckett, Dennis
Bye Bye Blues, '57
Rockin' Teens, '57

Pullen, Dwight
Let's All Go Wild Tonight, '59
Sunglasses After Dark, '58
Teenage Bug, '58
Tuscaloose Lucy, '59

Pullen, Whitey

Pullens, Vern
Bop Crazy Baby, '56
Mama Don't Allow No Boppin', '56
Rock On Mabel, '75

BUSTER PACK, born, November 8, 1928; died, unknown; birthplace, Russell County, Virginia. Stuard "Buster" Pack began his music career while still in high school, performing country music in the early 1940's with a regular slot on radio station WNVA, a small 250-watt station located in Norton, Virginia. In 1948, he graduated from Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia. He spent the next two years on a tour of duty in China and Japan with the U.S. Navy, and immediately jumped back into the music business upon his return. He began recording with a backing combo called the Lonesome Pine Boys - Jimmie Farmer, fiddle; Red Ratliff, electric mandolin; Blake Steltner, upright bass. Buster sang and played acoustic guitar.Buster performed around Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee and was last heard from in the 1970's. The record of Pack's that is of interest to rockabilly collectors is "Indian Boogie", recorded in Campbellsville, Kentucky, 1953, for the Rich'R'Tone label. In trying to come up with a gimmicky "Indian" sound, Pack and his boys accidentally came up with a fantastic wild record, with dramatic heavy chopping, plodding, guitar work, and lots of hollering, screaming, wailing, and woo-woo-woo-ing, not to mention sporadic grunts of "ug!" -Jeffrey Scott Holland