Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Joe Bennett, R. I. P.

FOX Carolina 21: The family of Joe Bennett, lead of Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones, said his legacy is one of more than just music. The rockabilly group Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones was born in 1956 when four friends from Cowpens came together with big dreams. The band quickly rose to prominence when their first recorded song, "Black Slacks," charted Billboard at number 17. Other Sparkletones hits included "Penny Loafers and Bobby Sox" and "Boys Do Cry."


Jeff Meyerson said...

Bummer. It was before my time but I know it from oldies radio.

"When I put 'email on I'll be ready to go."


Jeff Meyerson said...

Darn you, smartphone.

'em on

Cap'n Bob said...

I've never heard of them but that boogie woogie beat was nice.