|Birthname||Lewis Wayne Williams|
|born on||12 January 1934 at 05:15 (= 05:15 AM )|
|Place||Chillicothe, Texas, 34n15, 99w31|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||21°35' 07°55 Asc. 15°16'|
American rockabilly singer and songwriter, known as the "Cab Calloway of rockabilly".
Williams recorded demos at Jim Beck's recording studio and managed to get a single released on Flair Records in June 1953, but "I've Been Doin' Some Slippin' Too" was not a hit. Imperial Records signed him as a recording artist in 1955, and his first releases came out in 1956-1957.
He graduated from university in 1957 and devoted himself to songwriting full-time. He wrote material for Jimmy Hughes (with Mae Axton), Ferlin Husky, Floyd Cramer, Porter Wagoner, and Hoyt Johnson. After serving time in the Army, Williams took the pseudonym Vik Wayne for one final release on Dot Records, "The Girl I Saw on Bandstand." When it did not sell, he opened a recording studio and started a talent agency. He left the music industry in the early 1960s, moving into the publishing and mail order businesses.
After Bear Family Records released some of his material in the 1990s, fed by the burgeoning interest in rockabilly in Europe and Japan, he made a comeback, appearing in Las Vegas in 2000 and touring widely thereafter.
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- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.