Rockabilly musician who had the chart-topping hits like "Defrost Your Heart" and "Bottle to the Baby."
A bout with meningitis left him hospitalized and at the hospital he began listening to rock and country music daily on the radio.
To get a record deal with the popular Flip label, he claimed to have arranged and written several of Elvis Presley's songs.
He was born in a sharecropping community near Slayden, Mississippi.
Lux Interior of The Cramps learned his energetic, over-the-top vocal style from Feathers.