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Vac, Ricky
Vagas, Les
Val, Joe

Vale, Blacky

If I Had Me A Woman, '58

Vale, Bobby
Vale, Dick
Vale, Shannon

RV
Valens, Ritchie
Come On Let's Go, '58
Fast Freight
Framed, '58
La Bamba, '59
That's My Little Suzie, '59

Valentine, Billy
Valentino, Danny
Valiants
Vallet, Gary

Van Brothers
Servant Of Love, '60
Sweet Marie, '60

Pix
Van Eaton, J.M.
Born Memphis, December 23, 1937. "THE" Session Drummer for Sun and other labels 1956-1961. Recorded under his own name for Nita. Worked for Mid South Vendors servicing jukeboxes in 60s. Formed his own Ivy label in 1974 and played on Billy Riley¹s sessions in 1978. Occasionally raced cars at Millington, Tennessee speedway. Member of Sun Rhythm Section band.

Van Hook, Bobby
Mama Luce, '58
Truck Driver Stomp, '58

VanStory, Marcus
Born Memphis. Died in 1992. Played bass and guitar, participated in many early Sun rockabilly sessions and played on the road with Warren Smith and the Sun package tours. Before becoming a professional musician he worked as a welder with Guy Burnette Company and Houck Pianos. Sometime owner of a club adjacent to Memphis fairgrounds, film actor and other occupations. Recorded for Tom Phillips' Select-O-Hit following an album for Barrelhouse in Detroit. Member of Sun Rhythm Section band.

Van Winkle, Arnold (Van Brothers)
Van Winkle, Lee (Van Brothers)

Van, Gary
Rockin' Too Much, '58

Vance, Al

Vance, Dick
Vance, Sammy
Vandals
Vandergrift Brothers
Vanelli, Charles
Vare, Ronnie

Variatones
I'll Keep Lovin' You

Vass, Cheek-O
Bo-Peep Rock

Vaughn, Bobby

Vaughn, Dale
High Steppin'
How Can You Be Mean To Me


Vaughan, Dell
Rock The Universe, released 1958 on Fortune Records

BV
Vee, Bobby

Someday (When I'm Gone From You), '62
Suzie Baby, '59
Suzie-Q, '60
That'll Be The Day, '60
Well All Right, '62
Off-Site Bio

Velaires
Roll Over Beethoven, '61

Velline, Bill
Leave Me Alone, '60
What'll I Do, '60


Veluzat, Renaud
Race Track Boogie, '60

Velvet, Chuck
Velvet, Jimmy

Velvetones
Real Gone Baby, '57

Velvets

Velvit, Jimmy
Look At Me, '61
Venet, Nick
Love In Be Bop Time, '58

Ventures

Guitar Boogie Shuffle
No Trespassing
Off-Site Bio
Off-Site: Virtual Ventures

Venuti, Joey

Verne, Bobby
Red Hot Car, '63

Vernon, Lynn
Vernon, Millie

Vernon, Ray
I'm Countin' On You, '57

Vernon, Woody
Versatones
Vespe, Joey

Vibes
Pretty Baby, '58

Vibratos
Viceroys

Vickers, Virgil


Vict, Ray
Ray Vict (real name Raymond Victorian) recorded just one single for Goldband Records in Lake Charles. His famous "We Gonna Bop, Stop, Rock" (GB 1042) created a complete racket when discovered by European collectors and the single eventually became one of several re-issues pressed in the late sixties and early seventies.
Bop Stop Rock, '57

Victor, King
Victor, Roy

Vidone, Bob
Frankie & Johnny, '59
Untrue, '59


Vi-Kings
The Vi-Kings recorded "The Vi-King Twist" on Nationwide Records in Cleveland, OH. in early 1962. On the flip-side of the record the Vi-Kings backed up George Darro on "The Southern Twist". Both sides of the recording are still being played worldwide and sold worldwide on the Internet. The record was very popular in Europe and other countries. The songs are on numerous collector-oriented compilation LPs, and CDs. The Vi-Kings formed in Greenville, PA., the spring of 1961. Jim Prekop was (frontman and bassist). Gary Starr and Gary Bowser played (guitar). George Shuffert on (sax) and Robert "Whip" Wilson on drums. Don Garvin (now with Pure Gold) played (guitar) with the group off and on. They gathered a huge following while playing the Mohawk Tavern at the resort area of Conneaut Lake in N.W. Pennsylvania. They backed up "The Edsels" at Conneaut Lake Park Ballroom. After Labor Day 1961 they started playing to packed houses all around the Pittsburgh area. They played "The World Twist Contest at the Pittsburgh Civic (Mellon) Arena along with "Johnny Wilson and the Debonaires" and the "Knight Kaps". Guest Stars were Jerry Lee Lewis, The Skyliners, The Rays, Frankie Sardo, Gene Chandler, Danny and the Juniors and many others. They played Hidden Valley Hotel in Ambridge, Pa. during the winter, sharing the stage with "Little Maxine", The Savoys, and the Le-Rells. While at Hidden Valley songwriter-entertainer George Darro sat in with the group. Darro and the Vi-Kings agreed on cutting a record. The Vi-Kings cut their instrumental, "The Vi-King Twist" on one side and backed up George on "The Southern Twist" on the other side. Both sides were "hits".Bill Clark of radio WYRE and other Pittsburgh DJs gave the record air time and personal apperance dates. Shortly after the recording.George Darro headed to Geneva-on-the-lake,Las Vegas and Europe.The Vi-Kings had their own radio show for a short time in the Pittsburgh area. The record led to the Vi-Kings playing Ft. Lauderdale, FL., N,J. and N.Y.C. They signed a contract with Don Davis ("Joey Dee and The Starlighters") and other top group's agent. They played the Copacabana, Peppermint Lounge, Wagonwheel, The Roundtable and other New York City "Hot Spots". The group disbanded in N.Y.C. when one member no longer wanted to tour ... We miss Jim "Showboat" Prekop (R.I.P.).

Vibratones
Vickers, Charles

Pix
Vickery, Mack

Villian, Jesse

Gene Vincent
Vincent, Gene

B-I-Bickey-Bi Bo-Bo-Go 57
Baby Blue, '57
Be-Bop-A-Lula, '56
Bluejean Bop, '56
Blues Stay Away From Me, '56
Crazy Legs, ' 57
Cruisin', '57
Dance In The Street, <57
Dance To The Bop, '57
Five Days Five Days, '57
Git It, '58
Gonna Back Up Baby, '56
I Got A Baby. '57
Lotta Lovin', '57
Race With The Devil, '56
Red Bluejeans & A Ponytail, '56
Rocky Road Blues, '58
Say Mama, '58
Teenage Partner, '56
Woman Love, '56
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Vincent, Darryl

Vincent, Larry

Larry's Barnyard Boogie

Vincent, Stan
Vinyard, Eddie
Virtue, Frank

Virtues
Guitar Boogie Shuffle, '59

Virtuoso, Frank

Virva, Dan
Ducktail Cat

Viv & Vicky

Vogt, Les
Moon Rocketin', '60

Voight, Wes
Vokes, Howard


Volk Brothers


Volk, Dennis
You Are The One, '58

Volk, Val
There'll Be A Rockin' Party Tonight, '59

Von Ilg, Gary
Voorhies, Lee
Voytek, Jimmy
Vrooman, Lynn






MACK VICKERY, born June 8, 1938; birthplace Town Creek, Alabama. Mack Vickery's mother died when he was very young and he spent his childhood doing a lot of travelling with his father. While in Adrienne, Michigan, he formed a honky-tonk band even though he was much too young to get into such places. He successfully lied about his age and played around Michigan and Toledo, Ohio. By 1957 he was in Memphis auditioning for Sun. Mack says, "Sam Phillips produced three sides on me when I was 18 years old in 1957. Sam wanted me to stay in Memphis and he would do some more with me. I left Memphis and went back to Michigan. The three sides have been released on different complication disk with various artists." Vickery continued to record for many labels (including Princeton, Gone, and Jamie) with no success. It seemed a career in music was not to be, until suddenly he found his niche as a songwriter, placing hit tunes with Faron Young, Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, and most importantly, Jerry Lee Lewis. Lewis recorded Vickery's "Meat Man" and "Ivory Tears" for Mercury and his pivotal "Rockin' My Life Away" for Elektra. -JSH