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Johnny And Dorsey Burnette

Bill Millar, History of Rock, The, 1981

THE EARLY LIFELINES of Johnny and Dorsey Burnette are remarkable similar to Elvis Presley’s. They all grew up in a poor section of Memphis, listened to the same music (blues, gospel and hillbilly), worked for the same company (Crown Electric) and bought their cat clothes from Lanskys on Beale Street. They even looked alike: heavily-built Southern boys, with surly expressions and greased hair.

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