Billy Strange

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345605

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