|Birthname||Merrill Everett Moore|
|born on||26 September 1923 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )|
|Place||Algona, Iowa, 43n04, 94w14|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||02°51' 24°21 Asc. 00°58'|
American swing and boogie-woogie pianist and bandleader whose style influenced rockabilly musicians during the 1950s, especially Jerry Lee Lewis.
He became a full-time musician in 1950, and formed his own band, the Saddle, Rock and Rhythm Boys, who played boogie-woogie and Western swing at the Buckaroo Club. He signed with Capitol Records in 1952 and recorded a string of singles, the most successful of which was a version of "The House of Blue Lights" in 1953.
He died from cancer on 15 June 2000 at the age of 76 in San Diego, California.
Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.
Obituary: North County Times (Oceanside, California), 24 June 2000, page B7.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Pianist)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz (Bandleader)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher