Billy Lee Riley ..... 1933 - 2009
Cut two of the greatest rock & roll records ever ...Flyin' Saucers Rock'n'Roll 1956 & Red Hot 1957
Sun Records Memphis Jerry Lee Lewis played piano on both tracks
A talented musician on harmonica..bass...guitar Billy Lee helped out at
Sun on records by such artists Sonny Burgess... Jerry Lee and Charlie Rich
After leaving Sun in 1960 he started the RITA label with Roland Janes and
they scored a major hit with Harold Dorman's Mountain Of Love ... After RITA
folded he tried with the labels NITA and MOJO before becoming a well known
session around LA playing on such tracks as ...Lead guitar Herb Albert - Lonely Bull .....
Harmonica Dean Martin - Little Ole Wine Drinker Me & Beach Boys - Help Me Ronda .........
Dylan hailed Billy Lee as a hero and after years of trying to track him down finally found him in
1992 and had him open his Little Rock Arkansas show .... Dylan honoured him by introducing him on stage ......
Billy Lee continued to record high quality solo records through most of
the 90's and into the 2000'sssss all of 'em worth tracking down ........
Sadly Missed ..... RIP Billy Lee Riley