Sun Records musician Billy Lee Riley dead at 75 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Records musician Billy Lee Riley dead at 75

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Sun records recording artist Billy Lee Riley died Sunday at the age of 75.

He had been battling cancer since May.

The rockabilly performer may best be remembered for his classic hit "Flying Saucers Rock and Roll."

Riley and his band, The Little Green Men, backed up many of the performers who recorded at Sun.

Riley was a frequent performer at the Memphis in May Music Festival.

 

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