Chanteur Rockabilly puis Country US né le 8 Septembre 1934 à Crossville (Tennessee), Bill Parsons a débuté par une escroquerie, piquant une bande à son ami Bobby Bare et la faisant édité chez Fraternity Records en 1958. Cette bande qui comprenait "All-American Boy" devient un succès, que Bill chantait en Play-Back sur scène. La supercherie étant découverte, Bill Parsons a néanmoins poursuivit une carrière de chanteur Country. Il fut un chanteur régulier au Hayride Jamboree (WLMJ, Jackson, Ohio) en 1956.

Born 8 September 1934, Crossville, Tennessee, USA. Parsons was a friend of country singer Bobby Bare. Prior to entering the US Army, Bare agreed to help Parsons, who was just leaving the service, make a record. Due to a mix-up at Fraternity Records, for which Bare recorded, the 1959 single titled ‘The All American Boy’, co-written by Parsons and Bare (using the name Orville Lunsford), was credited to Parsons, although it was Bare singing on the record. It rose to number 2 in the US pop charts as the real Bill Parsons stood on the sidelines watching. As Bare had not yet gained any attention within country music, the deception was continued for one other single, which did not chart. Bare then reverted to his true name and, beginning in 1962, launched a very successful country career. As for the real Bill Parsons, he retired from the music business after recording two unsuccessful singles for Starday Records in 1960.

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Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

The All American Boy (1958) (credited to Bill Parsons was sung by Bobby Bare)

RUBBER DOLLY (1958) (credited to Bill Parsons was sung by Bobby Bare)

Educated Rock And Roll (1959) (credited to Bill Parsons was sung by Bobby Bare)

Hand Me Down My Rockin' Shoes (1959)

Hot Rod Volkswagen (1960)

The Price We Pay For Livin' (1961)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

11/1958 SP FRATERNITY F-835 (US) Bill PARSONS - (credited to Bill Parsons was sung by Bobby Bare) - The All American Boy / Rubber Dolly
03/1959 SP FRATERNITY F-838 (US) Bill PARSONS with The ALL AMERICAN BOY'S - (credited to Bill Parsons was sung by Bobby Bare) - Educated Rock And Roll  / Carefree Wanderer
06/1959 SP FRATERNITY F-851 (US) Hand Me Down My Rockin' Shoes / ?
12/1960 SP STARDAY 45-526 (US) Hot Rod Volkswagen / Guitar Blues
03/1961 SP STARDAY 45-544 (US) A-Waitin' / The Price We Pay For Livin'
1963 SP FRATERNITY F-835 (US) The All American Boy (Bobby BARE) / Rubber Dolly (Bill Parsons)
06/1972 SP BUCCANEER 3003 (US) The All American Boy (Bill PARSONS (credited to Bill Parsons was sung by Bobby Bare)) / Rumble (Link WRAY & The RAYMEN)
1973 SP GOLDIES 45 D-2542 (US) The All American Boy - (credited to Bill Parsons was sung by Bobby Bare) / Rubber Dolly (Bobby Bare)
1987 SP Original Sound Oldies But Goodies OBG 4569 (US) The All American Boy (Bill PARSONS (credited to Bill Parsons was sung by Bobby Bare)) / Let Her Dance (Bobby Fuller Four)
???? SP Good Old Gold 136 (US) The All American Boy (Bill PARSONS (credited to Bill Parsons was sung by Bobby Bare)) / Lonely For You (Gary Stites)
???? SP COLLECTABLES C 1177 (US) Bill PARSONS - (credited to Bill Parsons was sung by Bobby Bare) - The All American Boy / Rubber Dolly







Unissued Tracks

19?? FRATERNITY unissued - (Ace CD 316 (#18)) Jungle Bandstand
19?? FRATERNITY unissued - (Ace CD 822 (#21) / Emusic/Ace MP 11259310 (#17)) A Trip Around The World

Need Information

19?? Need info - (Ace CD 316 (#8)) Absolutely Nothin'
19?? Need info - (Ace CD 316 (#12)) Dance Dance Dance

Album

04/2013 CD EL TORO ETCD 1059 (S) BUDDIES WITH THE BLUES 1956-1961 - BOBBY BARE VS BILL PARSONS - Down On The Corner Of Love (Bobby BARE) / Another Love Has Ended (Bobby BARE) / Darlin' Don't (Bobby BARE) / The Life Of A Fool (Bobby BARE) / A Beggar (Bobby BARE) / The Livin' End (Bobby BARE) / Vampira (Bobby BARE) / Tender Years (Bobby BARE) / The All-American Boy (Bill PARSONS) / Ruber Dolly (Bill PARSONS) / Educated Rock And Roll (Bill PARSONS) / Sputnick No. 2 (Bill PARSONS) / Buddies With The Blues (Bobby BARE) / My Rockin' Shoes (Bill PARSONS) / That's Where I Want To Be (Bobby BARE feat. JOHNNY & THE JOKERS) / I'm Hangin' Up My Rifle (Bobby BARE feat. JOHNNY & THE JOKERS) / Sweet Singin' Sam (Bobby BARE) / More Than A Poor Boy Could Give (Bobby BARE) / No Letter From My Baby (Bobby BARE feat. The CHARMAINE TRIO) / Lynchin' Party (Bobby BARE) / Hot Rod Volkswagen (Bill PARSONS) / Guitar Blues (Bill PARSONS) / Book Of Love (Bobby BARE) / Lorena (Bobby BARE) / Sailor Man (Bobby BARE) / Island Of Love (Bobby BARE) / That Mean Old Clock (Bobby BARE) / The Day My Rainbow Fell (Bobby BARE) / Brooklyn Bridge (Bobby BARE) / Zig-Zag (Bobby BARE)

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