Jumpin' Gene Simmons

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Birthday
10, 1933
Birthplace
Mississippi
DEATH DATE
Aug 29, 2006 (73)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1933
Birthplace
Mississippi
DEATH DATE
Aug 29, 2006 (73)

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About

Rockabilly musician who released the 1964 novelty hit "Haunted House."

Before Fame

He was booked as Elvis's opening act and used that connection to secure an audition with the rising star's record label, Sun.

Trivia

His cover of "Haunted House," originally recorded by R&B singer Johnny Fuller, went to #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964.

Family Life

He took up guitar after his sisters brought one back for him; by the age of fifteen, he was playing in local dances with his brother Carl.

Associated With

Gene Simmons, the KISS singer, chose his stage name in tribute to this rockabilly musician.

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