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Sonny Burgess

American rockabilly guitarist and singer
Burgess in May 2013

Albert Austin "Sonny" Burgess (May 28, 1929 – August 18, 2017) was an American rockabilly guitarist and singer. He was born in Newport, Arkansas. He was known for working with fellow country musician D. J. Fontana. He gained popularity in Europe during most of his career.[1] Burgess was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Europe in 1999.

Burgess died of complications from a fall in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 18, 2017 at the age of 88.[2]

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  1. "Sonny Burgess (1929–) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas". encyclopediaofarkansas.net. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  2. Mehr, Bob (August 19, 2017). "Sun Records veteran, rockabilly star Sonny Burgess dead at 88". Knoxville News Sentinel.

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