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Bill Black

William Patton Black Jr. (September 17, 1926 – October 21, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader who is noted as one of the pioneers of rock and roll. He was the bassist in Elvis Presley's early trio. Black later formed Bill Black's Combo.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 17, 1926 (Memphis), Died October 21, 1965 (Memphis)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: performer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 7260 6/11/1953 Let's do it again Bill Black performer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Black, Bill," accessed January 18, 2022,

Black, Bill. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 18, 2022, from

"Black, Bill." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 18 January 2022.

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