Johnny Burnette and the Rock N Roll Trio
Eligible since: 1981 (The 1982 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? Yes what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2000 (ranked #253) .
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Next to Elvis this band influenced more future rock in rollers than any band of their era...check out Train Kept A Rollin..A classic of its time
Posted by David Paul on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 12:51pm
This is a shame that they haven't been inducted. One of the greatest early rock bands.
Posted by Kirt Knutsen on Monday, 01.14.08 @ 15:51pm
While not prolific, The Rock and Roll Trio cut two alltime classic songs that loom large on the Rock horizon...'Lomesome Train' and of course 'The Train Kept A Rollin' which by themselves may be enough to to allow Burlison and company access to the HOF.
Posted by Steve Potocin on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 10:23am
There was also his solo stuff like "Dreamin'" and "You're Sixteen". Definitely a vital part of early Rock & Roll.
Posted by Terry on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 10:32am
I am appalled and upset that one of Rock n' Roll's first biggest group act is not in the Hall of Fame. Sure they didn't record a lot, but look at their influence on music in the songs they did record. Train Kept A Rolling, Yardbirds and Aerosmith among others covered it. You're Sixteen, Ringo Starr covered it. Rip It Up, Rod Stewart included this one on his live album.
Posted by SLOWHAND79 on Sunday, 07.6.08 @ 23:16pm
SLOWHAND79...I think that even though Johnny B. and Elvis' career ran certain parallels, I don't think there was a lot of copying going on between the two, Yes, they lived in the same projects, but didn't attend the same schools. After kicking around Memphis clubs for a while, The R&R Trio's first taste of fame came on "Ted Mack's Original Amatuer Hour"...what Elvis did was almost by accident and was pretty much overnight.I really don't think Johnny Burnette sounded anything like Elvis or vice versa, style or phrasing or anything else. You might blame Buddy Holly for copying the R&R Trio style a bit, though. The R&R Trio's biggest appearance on national TV was on Ted Mack's Madison Square Garden show...the same night Elvis debuted on Ed Sullivan. Oh yes, Johnny Black (Elvis' bass player Bill Black's brother) took over on bass when Dorsey Burnette quit the trio.
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 07.8.08 @ 19:36pm
...oh, yes...and don't forget "Rock Billy Boogie". This is some serious original rockabilly!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 07.8.08 @ 20:26pm
A big yes from me.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 03.22.09 @ 14:30pm
I can't believe the artist that have been overlooked for rock & rolls ultimate reward. The Johnny Burnette Trio was there at the very beginning, one of the earliest converts to Rock-A- Billy, via Elvis. over the years Johnny and Dorsey Burnette had great chart success as well, but the Trio is often credited for expanding the popularity of Rock and Roll, how can you you have left them out?
Posted by David Petrelle on Monday, 05.25.09 @ 06:17am
God bless the trio..but thw one possible roadblock for them getting into the
Posted by billy on Friday, 07.10.09 @ 18:12pm
They get a yes from me. "The Train kept A Rollin" won't get old anytime soon.
Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 07.19.09 @ 20:35pm
No kidding, Dude Man. I'm still listening to that song and not getting sick of it. So raw and so powerful.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 07.21.09 @ 17:37pm
Go to YouTube and listen to "Lonesome Train" (great clip) and "Rock Billy Boogie"...great stuff!!!!
Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 07.21.09 @ 18:20pm
Having Metallica, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Flea, and Joe Perry perform "The Train Kept-A Rollin'" last year as the "All-Star Finale" for the rock and roll hall of fame is proof of how influential and significant the Rock and Roll Trio were to rock and roll and how they should have been first ballot inductees.
Posted by Steve Z on Tuesday, 01.12.10 @ 20:30pm
If you listen carefully to "Train Kept Rollin"..the real classic of the trio, there is actually two lead guitars..My dad..Paul Burlison and Grady Martin..My dad playing the deeper fuzz
Posted by David Burlison on Saturday, 05.15.10 @ 19:07pm
Did you know... The outro guitar riff on "The Ballad of John and Yoko" was inspired by the Dorsey and Johnny Burnette song, "Lonesome Tears in My Eyes", notably covered by The Beatles in their early years and released on the album Live at the BBC.
Posted by Darrin on Tuesday, 06.8.10 @ 07:46am
The "Lonesome Tears " song mentioned above was written and performed by the trio Johnny, Paul and Dorsey..
Posted by dburlison on Wednesday, 06.16.10 @ 15:35pm
To David Burlison, I met you Dad at a Danny gatton benefit and he was a true gentleman. It was honour for me to shake the hand of the man that played "Train kept a rollin". I will never forget that. The Crock and Roll Hall of fame should get with it already.
Posted by joewah on Sunday, 02.27.11 @ 01:31am
Ck out this recent youtube entry..Paul Burlison of the Rock and Roll Trio, DJ Fontana of Elvis fame, cousins Rock And Billy Burnette, And Jim wieder oif THe Band (live In 2000)"Train Kept Rollin"
Posted by David burlison on Friday, 05.13.11 @ 17:06pm
The Rockabilly hall of fame certainly, but no the rock hall of fame.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 06.4.11 @ 09:12am
I take that back, yes they should. They pretty much helped make rockabilly.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 08.28.11 @ 08:59am
Innovation: One of the foremost rockabilly acts, one of the earliest and important styles of rock and roll at the time. They style was defined as country mixed with blues and even gospel and swing. 20
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 12.10.11 @ 09:35am
This group was big, after Elvis, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and a number of others, Burnette was a force and did have some pop singles on his own.
Posted by Panda on Sunday, 12.25.11 @ 10:45am
Not only did Metallica name drop Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Rush, KISS, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Jethro Tull, and UFO during their induction into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but they also performed The Train Kept A-Rollin by Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio during the all-star jam! Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio still have not been inducted.
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.10.13 @ 23:06pm
It would be a travesty if he were left out!!
Posted by Slag on Tuesday, 12.16.14 @ 19:44pm
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