Upright bass master Lee Rocker
Bassist
Stray Cats
birth name: Leon Drucker

Lee Rocker

August 3, 1961, Long Island, NY

It would be easy for Rocker to rest on his laurels after the success of The Stray Cats. But he was only seventeen when stardom hit. “People tend to forget that I was in high school when the Cats phenomenon began. And I am as much a contemporary of Beck as I am a dedicated fan and friend of Carl Perkins.” […] Rocker’s aggressive stand up slap bass style has endeared him not only to the fans of the MTV generation but also to a growing number of rock-n-roll legends who admire his approach. “My thing has always been american music. Rock-n-roll was the devil’s music. It was the pure energy, and rockabilly is original punk music.” He solidified his well-earned respect in his field on the Showtime special ‘Blue Suede Shoes,’ which included Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Dave Edmunds, George Harrison and Carl Perkins. Thereafter, Lee contributed his talents to ‘It’s Now Or Never: The Elvis Tribute,’ which featured Chris Isaac, Bryan Adams and Carl Perkins. ~ Bluesweb.com: Lee Rocker ~ retrieved August 1, 2013 © Bluesweb.com/Dixiefrog Records

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August 3, 1985 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (5) Sting, If You Love Somebody Set Them Free ~ #2 (1) Paul Young, Everytime You Go Away ~ #1 (2) Tears For Fears, Shout

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Stray Cats

The Stray Cats were not just a Rockabilly band. They combined the pure Rock attitude of 50’s style Rock and Rockabilly with an updated look (just a touch) and a bit of the New Wave and Pop of the early 80’s. With the adage “that everything old is new again” combined with a sleek MTV look, the Stray Cats hit the big time and their fans ran the gamut of young to old. In addition, the Stray Cats were a very technically proficient band and time has looked on them fondly. ~ Not In Hall Of Fame: Stray Cats ~ retrieved July 29, 2013 © Not In Hall Of Fame

The Stray Cats ~ Inducted in the 2006 Long Island Hall Of Fame.

The Stray Cats ~ Rock This Town ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.



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