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Rockin' Roary at Viva Las Vegas, April 2001



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ROCKIN' ROARY INVADES AMERICA ...
(Dec. 2000 - Jan 2001) check out all the great photos of his visit on his own site.


Update: January 10, 2201

ROCKIN' ROARY visited Tennessee from mid-December 2000 into January 2001. Roary was in the studio at Burns Station Sound AND performed on stage New Years Eve at Nashville's Hall of Fame Hotel.



Update: October 5, 1999

  • Rockin' Roary's Homepage has been updated and ready to view. Now you can read the press reviews in English.



    Update: September 13, 1999

  • From ROCKIN' ROARY:
    Hey, Buddies, many thanks, for believing in music!!
    Last days I wrote a song about my rock'n'roll life and I guess a lot of the listed HOF folks had the same feelings and impressions some times, and so when the CD will release in November/December, I like to dedicate the song to all HOF members and staff. And here are the lyrics:

    Rock'n'Roll Devil (GEMA/ASCAP/BMI/BIEM)
    Sittin' here and remember, things that I did in my life
    I wasn't real bad, I wasn't real good, I just tried to survive
    now I'm on the crossroad to share a family life, do a job that'll drive me insane
    but the rock'n'roll devil inside myself says,"Run ahead for fortune and fame".

    Since the sixties I was on the road with a rock'n'roll or country band
    had lots of success, was a rising star, but then I fell down 'til the end
    bad record deals, mismanagement, I was out, folks forgot my name
    but the rock'n'roll devil inside myself says,"Run ahead for fortune and fame".
    Well, this little rock'n'roll devil has a high grade level controlls my chips and bits,
    makes my brain his CPU, his hard disk is my soul and my heart's his power switch,
    my nerves are his internet highway, my blood pressure his modem to connect
    and when I try to get away from all this rock'n'roll horror, he sends a e-mail, sayin', "Fatal error".

    Then I came back in the nineties, some say the come back of the year,
    got awards for my music and a golden CD, was invited for shows on TV
    but like a straw fire things died out, step by step on the road again
    but the rock'n'roll devil inside myself says,"Run ahead for fortune and fame".

    SOLO

    '98 a tv-actress came said, "I'll bring back to you the crown",
    but like a stupid with a flaregun, she burned things down to the ground
    and now I'm sittin' here, millennium in front, write a song about what drives me insane
    but the rock'n'roll devil inside myself says,"Run ahead for fortune and fame".
    September '99 it was the sixt, I got a message, makes the song the theme
    as Legend of Rockabilly I was a member on the Rockabilly Hall of Fame
    with Elvis Presley beside me, Lou Hobbs, Ritchie Valens, Narvel Felts and Alvis Wayne,
    and the rock'n'roll devil inside myself says,"Run ahead for fortune and fame".

    Well, this little rock'n'roll devil has a high grade level controlls my chips and bits,
    makes my brain his CPU, his hard disk is my soul and my heart's his power switch,
    my nerves are his internet highway, my blood pressure his modem to connect
    and when I try to get away from all this rock'n'roll horror, he sends a e-mail, sayin', "Fatal error".

    Save on disk my blues and my rock'n'roll pride, clean my hard disk format c:,
    I'm gonna change the CPU and the memory board, disconnect the old modem to be free,
    year 2000 I'm coming, I'll do techno-pop, with a new server on the internet scene,
    but a virus on net, the rock'n'roll devil says,"Run ahead for fortune and fame".

    Well, this little rock'n'roll devil has a high grade level controlls my chips and bits,
    makes my brain his CPU, his hard disk is my soul and my heart's his power switch,
    my nerves are his internet highway, my blood pressure his modem to connect
    and when I try to get away from all this rock'n'roll horror, he sends a e-mail, sayin', "Fatal error".

    Well, I hope you agree with me, that Rock'n'Roll/Rockabilly is a generator that drives your life, and if you once began it, I'll be with you, 'til you die.
    --Rockin' Roary





  • Roary began his musical career in 1957, aged 7, singin' in his father's band, the
    "Eric West Big Band"
    During his school years, he took professional training in voice and composition,
    as well as lessons in drum, guitar, trumpet and bass.
    From 1966 he roamed the world singing and performing, at first with his bands
    "Deadman's Row", "Highway" and "Westwind",
    from the beginning of the 90s with the
    "Stone Valley Band",
    at this time with
    "No Limits" & Girl Vocal Group "New Galaxy"
    ..... the performances as "one - man - show" and "Entertainer"
    earning him the nicknames
    Travelin' Man" and "Guard of Rock'n'Roll"....
    The years on tour, "on the road, around the world" arose Roary's willful,
    various and independent Rock'n'Roll & Country Rock style.
    In the end of the 60s and beginning of the 70s he was successful on
    Radio Airplay in the USA and Europe, with songs such as
    "Hello, Mary Lou"
    "Born on the river"
    "Country rock heaven"
    and
    "Lips like a sin"



    In October 1995 Roary was honored by
    Country Music Association of America's awarded
    "Airplay International, Nashville, TN" with King Eagle Awards,
    in the categories:
    "International Entertainer of the Year '94-'95",
    "International Artist of the Year '94-'95" and...
    for his lifework on and in music with the
    "Trailblazer Award '94 - '95".
    Awarded again on September, 28th, 1998 as
    "International Entertainer of the Year '95 - '96"

























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    (IFCO-Member)


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