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 Al Casey

Al Casey

Original Name Alvin Wayne
Birth
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 17 Sep 2006 (aged 69)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 15789726 · View Source
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Musician. He was already a veteran guitarist on the music scene at age seventeen as a member of ‘The Sunset Riders' and as a session man playing on the first Viv records for producer Lee Hazlewood. Known as an all around performer, he played on dozens of sessions, from country to rock, square dance to jazz. Through the 1950s to early 1960s, he wrote or co-wrote songs for Duane Eddy to include "Ramrod", "Forty Miles of Bad Road" and the album "The Twang Heard Round The World". His other hits included "The Fool" "Endless Sleep" and "Surfin' Hootenanny". He also served as a Hollywood session man member of 'The Wrecking Crew' on recordings by artists such as the Beach Boys, Eddy Arnold, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra in the 1970s. He ran his own music store in Hollywood for over twenty years before retiring to Arizona in 1983, where he continued to play until his death. He is also a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Dionne Hauke
  • Added: 17 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15789726
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Al Casey (26 Oct 1936–17 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15789726, citing Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .