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Billy Burnette
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    (May 8, 1953- )
    Born in Memphis, Tennessee
    Birth name was Dorsey William Burnette III
    Son of singer Dorsey Burnette
    Guitarist and singer
    Member of Fleetwood Mac (1987-95)
    Recorded the albums ‘Billy Burnette’ (1972), ‘Billy Burnette’ (1979), ‘Between Friends’ (1979), ‘Billy Burnette’ (1980), ‘Gimme You’ (1981), ‘Try Me’ (1985), ‘Brother to Brother’ (1988), ‘Bekka and Billy’ (with Bekka Bramlett, 1996), ‘Memphis in Manhattan’ (2006), and ‘Rock and Roll with It’ (2011)
    Appeared in the films ‘Carnosaur 3: Primal Species’ (1995) and ‘Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish’ (1998)
    He made his singing debut at age seven, recording a Christmas novelty song, ‘Hey Daddy (I’m Gonna Tell On You).’
    Three of his first four albums were titled ‘Billy Burnette.’
    Not coincidentally, each eponymous album was also his debut for a new label.
    His webpage promotes the dubious claim that the word ‘rockabilly’ originated from a merger of his name and his cousin Rocky’s. (Etymologist go with a combining of ‘rock’ and ‘hillbilly’ as the source of the word.)

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