Monday, 3 August 2009
Billy Lee Riley - RIP
I've just heard that the great Sun rockabilly artist Billy Lee Riley has died. I know he's been suffering really badly and it's probably a blessing for him and his family, but it still doesn't make it any less sad. I'm gutted, he was a great figure within the world of rockabilly.
Billy Lee passed away yesterday (August 2nd, 2009) with his family at his bedside.
I had the great fortune to meet Billy Lee and also exchanged many emails with him. I saw him live and was knocked out by his version of Pearly Lee. All we've got left now is the music, but what a fabulous consolation that is.
Rest in peace Billy Lee - you were up there with the greatest.