Norton Records Co-Founder Billy Miller Passes
November 14, 2016 at 12:33 PM (PT)
Condolences to friends and family of musician/magazine publisher and label owner BILLY MILLER, who passed from longtime health maladies, including Multiple Myeloma and kidney failure. MILLER, along with his wife MIRIAM LINNA, were the founders of the indie roots/soul label/mail order company NORTON, publisher of the roots rockabilly KICKS fanzine and played and recorded together as THE ZANTEES and the A-BONES.
Reports FRED MILLS at BLURT Magazine, "NORTON is one of the greats, with BILLY and MIRIAM founding it many years ago and going on to help usher in a new era of appreciation for vintage rockabilly, rock, and soul. I’ve heard BILLY described as 'LUX INTERIOR’s little brother,' with MIRIAM being 'IVY’s little sister.' Kindred spirits indeed – MIRIAM was the original drummer for THE CRAMPS, and later she and BILLY would assemble the A-BONES."