Carter, Goree

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Name
Carter, Goree Gender: M
Christer Carter
born on 1 January 1931 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Houston, Texas, 29n46, 95w22
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°51' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 09°52 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°43'



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Goree Carter
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Biography

American singer, guitarist, drummer, songwriter and soldier. He was also credited with the stage names Little T-Bone, Rocky Thompson and Gory Carter, and recorded music in blues genres such as electric blues, jump blues and Texas blues, as well as rock and roll.

He is best known for his 1949 single, "Rock Awhile," which has been cited by several sources as the first rock and roll record, featuring an over-driven electric guitar style similar to that of Chuck Berry years later. Carter recorded "Rock Awhile" at the age of 18, and its rediscovery has posthumously brought him recognition as a forefather of rock and roll. As a soldier, he was drafted into military service at the age of 19, and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He died on 29 December 1990, aged 59, in Houston, Texas.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate [1].


Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitarist, drummer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Soldier)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Forefather of rock and roll)