Johnny Burnette was a rockabilly pioneer in Memphis, TN, USA - with his older brother Dorsey Burnette &, a friend, Paul Burlison - founded Johnny Burnette & The Rock ‘n’ Roll Trio.|
Burlison was an electrician and pioneered the electric guitar effect known as the “rumble” in evidence on Burnette’s earlier first hit “Train kept a’Rollin” achieved by leaving a capacitor loose in its fittings.
All three worked with Elvis Presley while he was a truck driver, and followed him in resuming their search for stardom. The Burnettes and Burlison were all keen boxers.
Johnny Burnette became a popular singer of what were sometimes known as rock ballads, he had been a determined wannabe for 10 years or so before he made his series of hits, and became a USA music fixture.|