Roy Moss

Roy Moss is a lost rockabilly legend of the '50s -- he had everything it took to make him as big as Gene Vincent or Carl Perkins, but somehow he never found an audience for his records. Roy Moss started out in country music just in time to get caught up in rock & roll when it began taking hold in 1954-55. Elvis Presley helped him get onto the Louisiana Hayride during his early days as a new star on that country and rock & roll showcase. Then a Cincinnati based deejay named Jimmy Skinner got Moss a recording contract in Nashville. The resulting singles were less than stellar in their sales, and Moss remained unknown outside various corners of the South. Moss subsequently worked with country stars like Pee Wee King, Cowboy Copas, and Ray Price, before retiring to make his living as a farmer in Tennessee. ~ Bruce Eder

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