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 Mack Self

Mack Self

Birth
Phillips County, Arkansas, USA
Death 14 Jun 2011 (aged 81)
West Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Aubrey, Lee County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 71486995 · View Source
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Musician. Born Wiley Laverne Self, in Calico Bottom, Arkansas, he was a guitar player, singer, songwriter and one of the pioneers of the 1950s rockabilly music craze. Playing on radio station KXJK in Forrest City, Arkansas, he was signed by Sam Phillips of Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1955. He cut his first record "Easy To Love", released in 1957, which became a big seller hit. With the success of his first single, he followed with a self titled album which included hits "Four Walls of Memories", "Vibrate", "Mad at You" and many more. As part of the Sun Records stable, he also toured and recorded with artists Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Into the early 1960s, he had made 273 recordings for Sun Records when he signed with the Zone label in Memphis and released a few country-blues singles. In 1963, he gave up music to devote his time to his family and established a heating-air business in Arkansas. He returned to undertake occasional performances in 1992, with his Silver Dollar Band, opened a publishing company and released the singles "I Wish I Had a Silver Dollar" and "Calico Bottoms". He was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 1993 and is also a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Sweden.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 16 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71486995
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mack Self (22 May 1930–14 Jun 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71486995, citing Caldwell Family Cemetery, Aubrey, Lee County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .