Rockabilly musician who worked with Sun Records Studio and wrote "Blue Suede Shoes."
He learned the guitar from a black farmhand named John Westbrook. He grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry.
He married Valda Crider in 1953. He had three sons named Stan, Greg, and Steve, and a daughter, Debbie.
Elvis Presley famously covered his hit song, "Blue Suede Shoes."