Monday, December 23, 2019

Music Deaths: Howard "Sparky" Childress of the Sparkletones


HOWARD "SPARKY" CHILDRESS, 76

Died 2 December 2019

Guitar player with rockabilly band Sparkletones (also known as Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones.

Teenage band (they were ages 14-17) from Spartanburg, S.C.  Had a #17 in 1957 with "Black Slacks."  That kicked off with "BBBbRRrrr" and was 1:57 of try to keep up.   Also had a #42 in 1957 with "Penny  Loafers and Bobby Socks."

Give them a listen on You Tube.

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