From Sun Records to Sporting Goods, Sonny Burgess Remembered in Newport

by Kyle Massey  on Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 12:00 am   2 min read

Sonny Burgess, Newport’s hometown hero of rockabilly, playing in his 80s at Depot Days.

Long before he was a Newport merchant, Sonny Burgess played in the same joints as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, trading licks, liquor and wild stage moves with his fellow Sun Records recording stars.

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