William Everett Strange (September 29, 1930 – February 22, 2012) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. He was a session musician with the famed Wrecking Crew, and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum as a member of The Wrecking Crew in 2007.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 29, 1930 (Long Beach), Died February 22, 2012 (Nashville)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1964
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||E1VB-0533||10"||1/23/1951||A bad penny always returns||California Cowhands ; Hank Penny||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||E1VB-0534||10"||1/23/1951||What she's got is mine||California Cowhands ; Hank Penny||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||E1VB-0536||10"||1/23/1951||No muss- no fuss- no bother||California Cowhands ; Hank Penny||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||E1VB-0537||10"||1/23/1951||Hold the phone||California Cowhands ; Hank Penny||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||E1VB-0679||10-in.||7/12/1951||Catch 'em young, treat 'em rough, tell 'em nothin'||California Cowhands ; Hank Penny||Male vocal solo, with string band||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||E1VB-0681||10-in.||7/12/1951||I like molasses||California Cowhands ; Hank Penny||Male vocal solo, with string band||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87812||5/10/1955||Shake the hand of a stranger||Billy Strange||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||87813||5/10/1955||Gamblin' hall||Billy Strange||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 7609||3/24/1954||If you knew what I knew||Wanda Jackson||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 7610||3/24/1954||Lovin' country style||Wanda Jackson||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 7611||3/24/1954||The heart you could have had||Wanda Jackson||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 7612||3/24/1954||The right to love||Wanda Jackson||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 7613||3/24/1954||You can't have my love-1||Wanda Jackson||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 13379||2/21/1964||My old flame-1||Rick Nelson||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 13380||2/21/1964||Love is the sweetest thing||Rick Nelson||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||L 13381||2/21/1964||I wonder (if your love will ever belong to you)-1, 2||Rick Nelson||instrumentalist, guitar|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Strange, Billy," accessed January 25, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345605.
Strange, Billy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 25, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345605.
"Strange, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 25 January 2022.
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