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Goner Message Board / Memphis / Billy Lee Riley RIP
Posted: Aug 2, 2009 11:02 am
 
Thanks for everything.
Posted: Aug 2, 2009 1:53 pm | Edited by: eric o
 
nooooo!

Flying Saucers Rock N Roll. Dang.
Posted: Aug 2, 2009 6:17 pm
 
good guy.
Posted: Aug 2, 2009 7:44 pm
 
Totally nice guy. Worked with him at a Grizzlies half time function. RIP.
Posted: Aug 3, 2009 2:06 am
 
Honored to have seen him a few times. Wish that more folks could have have.
Posted: Aug 3, 2009 12:55 pm
 
Totally nice guy

Yes indeed. Jonesboro didn't get much in the way of live music while I was trapped there, but Billy Lee came to town once and played solo blues at a sandwich deli. Great show. Used to also see him at the Beale St. Fest, Green Bay, other places. RIP Billy Lee, thanks for the music.
Posted: Aug 9, 2009 7:37 am
 
When I worked at Sun Studio giving tours, depending on the tourists, we'd tell this story about BLR almost burning down the studio from next door way back when, he was living in the space upstairs and got into a fight with his wife or something. Can anyone remember this tale? I loved this guy. A real deal rock'n'roll dude. R.I.P.
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