Sun Records Artist/Musician Billy Lee Riley Passes
August 4, 2009 at 8:47 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends prayers and condolences to the family of former SUN RECORDS artist/musician BILLY LEE RILEY, who passed away SUNDAY (8/2) in JONESBORO, AR after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 75.
BILLY released songs like "Red Hot" and "Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll" as an artist, but he was also a studio musician, backing SUN RECORDS labelmates ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS and CARL PERKINS.
The funeral will be held today (8/4) at the WALNUT GROVE CEMETARY in NEWPORT, AR. Read more about BILLY's life here.