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Friday, April 12, 2013

Hardrock Gunter RIP

Sidney Louie Gunter, better known as Hardrock Gunter, died March 15, 2013, at the age of 88. Gunter never became a national known singer but is famous in Rockabilly/Rock'n'Roll circles for his countless recordings during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. His songs, which became very popular during the Rockabilly Revival, include "Birmingham Bounce," "Whoo! I Mean Whee!," "Gonna Dance All Night," "Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby," and many, many others.

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2 comments:

tragamonedas said...

It is sucha a big loss. As you say he wasn´t that famous but he left a huge will.

Bobsluckycat said...

Sorry to read of his passing, but Hardrock Gunter was a mainstay of Country Music for many, many years through his appearances on the WWVA "Original" Jamboree out of Wheeling West Virginia if nothing else as well as a large catalog of recordings other than the few Rockabilly he's known for as well. During the "crash" of Country Music in the mid- to late 1950's, he was one of the few to keep on keeping on, much to his credit.