"The Youngest Band in the Land"
Sid King and his band were often credited as being the first to create, record and play rockabilly music...the first sounds of rock and roll (1952). Sid King, one of rock and roll's true innovators, has influenced such great artists as Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Johnny Carroll. Sid headlined shows with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Pat Boone and many more. They recorded for CBS Records and in 1956 were voted Billboard's Top Ranked Show Band. In the 50's they were billed as fresh and lively from Dallas, Texas.
Sid King re-issued the CBS Bear Family CD and album. "Gonna Shake the Shake Tonight," is the label's all time best selling number one album in Europe, Japan, America and the UK. They perform the songs that have made them legends!
Gene Vincent collector/authority STEVE BONNER (L) with SID KING at the Sportatorium in Dallas, TX. This building used to have a different sign on it years ago, that read: "Home of the Big D Jamboree." A legendary rockabilly landmark.
The WFAA Shindig was the inspiration for and competition to the Dallas Big D Jamboree, which greatly outlasted the Shindig. Sid King and the 5 Strings were early featured artists, who later transitioned from Western Swing to Rockabilly as we know it today.