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Billy Adams, Rockabilly Hall of Famer, Dies At Age 79

Updated On 12 Jul, 2019 Published On

Billy Adams, the Rockabilly Hall of Famer best known for writing and recording the rockabilly staple Rock, Pretty Mama, has died. He was 79.

His death was confirmed by his publicist and manager, Clif Doyal. In a press released from Doyal, he said that Adams passed away on Saturday, March 30, in Westmoreland, Tennessee.

His funeral was conducted on Monday, March 1, in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Adams told PRI (Public Radio International) that he was inspired to write Rock, Pretty Mama, listening to trains sound near his home. The song, which was released in 1957, was included in multiple rockabilly songs compilations

He performed a 27-track collection of his songs at Southwest music festival and others. He also wrote and sang gospel music. His I Saw A Man was a hit for the Happy Goodman Family.

Born on March 6, 1940, in Redbush, Kentucky, Adams recorded multiple hits in the late ’50s. You Heard Me Knocking, You Gotta Have a Duck Tail and True Love Will Come Your Way are among those hits.

Rest In Peace Billy Adams!

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