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Born: 1939 Dallas, Texas, United States.
Gene Summers biography (bio):
Gene Summers was born in Dallas, Texas and is an American singer/entertainer who has been an active rock/rockabilly recording artist since the 1950s. He graduated from Duncanville High School (Texas) in 1957 and attended Arlington State College (now known as University of Texas at Arlington) that same year. In 1957 he formed a rockabilly music group "The Rebels". The band included Summers-vocalist/guitar, James McClung-lead guitar, Gary Moon-drums and Benny Williams-slap bass. Their first television program was "Joe Bill's Country Picnic" in late 1957 on KRLD-TV, Dallas. It was while appearing on this weekly program that they were spotted by songwriter Jed Tarver. Tarver, who wrote songs under his wife's name-Mary Tarver, brought the band to the attention of Jan Records. Jan was a new record label owned by Dallas oilman Thomas H. Fleeger. Fleeger liked the band and signed them on-the-spot. Gene Summers & His Rebels' first record was released in February, 1958.
Some of Summers' classic recordings include "School Of Rock 'n Roll", "Straight Skirt", "Nervous", "Gotta Lotta That", "Twixteen", "Fancy Dan", "Alabama Shake" and "Big Blue Diamonds". He still performs concerts worldwide and he will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a recording artist in 2008. Summers was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 1997 and The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame in 2005.