Dorsey Burnette

Dorsey Burnette
1932 - 1979
Dorsey Burnette  American Singer

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American Singer Dorsey Burnette was born on 28th December, 1932 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA and passed away on 19th Aug 1979 Canoga Park, California, USA aged 46. He is most remembered for The single "The Greatest Love"/"Thin Little, Simple Little, Plain Little Girl". His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Dorsey Burnette is a member of the following lists: American singer-songwriters, Imperial Records artists and People from Memphis, Tennessee.


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First Name Dorsey
Last Name Burnette
Age 46 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th December, 1932
Birthplace Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died 19th August, 1979
Place of Death Canoga Park, California, USA
Cause of Death Massive coronary
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Build Athletic
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Rockabilly Singer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame The single "The Greatest Love"/"Thin Little, Simple Little, Plain Little Girl"
Music Genre (Text) Rockabilly, Country, Rock and roll
Music Genre Country
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Music Style Pop/Rock, Country-Pop, Rockabilly
Music Mood Amiable/Good-Natured, Rollicking
Instrument Bass, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Rockabilly bass, Acoustic guitar, Double bass
Record Label Capitol, Coral, DOT, ERA, Imperial, Reprise, Smash, Motown
Associated Acts The Rock and Roll Trio

Dorsey Burnette (December 28, 1932 – August 19, 1979) was an American early rockabilly singer. With his younger brother Johnny Burnette and a friend named Paul Burlison, he was a founder member of The Rock and Roll Trio. He is also the father of country musician and Fleetwood Mac member Billy Burnette.

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