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The Goldcoast Singers: Plastic Jesus (1962)

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The origin stories of the song  Plastic Jesus™  are murky, full of myth and legend. He was the brain-child of Ed Rush and George Cromarty in 1957. But  Rush has given two accounts of the conception of  Plastic Jesus.™   According to one, the song was inspired by a radio program out of Del Rio, Texas, in the mid-1950s. It was run by a dentist and religious fanatic who " sold the most outrageous stuff imaginable, all with magical healing properties. "  One particular broadcast contained the line " ...leaning on the arms of Jesus, wrapped in the bosom of the Lord... "

Wallpaper: Violin Player

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 Desktop Wallpaper Violin Player

Eddie Cochran: Rebel With a Guitar

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Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran Birth name: Ray Edward Cochran Born: October 3, 1938 Albert Lea, Minnesota, U.S. Died: April 17, 1960 (aged 21) Bath, Somerset, England Occupation: Singer-songwriter, musician Instruments: Guitar, vocals Years active:1952–1960 Eddie Cochran   was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Two of his songs, “C'mon Everybody” and “Summertime Blues,” appear on the Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock list and are among Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 choices of the  500 Greatest Songs of All Time .

Link Wray: Rolling Stone's #45 of 100 Greatest Guitarists

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Link Wray Link Wray Birth name: Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr. Born: May 2, 1929 Dunn, North Carolina, U.S. Died: November 5, 2005 (aged 76) Copenhagen, Denmark Occupation: Musician, songwriter Instruments: Guitar, vocals, steel guitar, bass guitar Genres:  Rock and roll, rockabilly, instrumental Rolling Stone ranks Link Wray  number 45  of 100 Greatest Guitarists. His hit, " Rumble ," is among the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museums   500 Songs  That Shaped Rock & Roll. Bob Dylan once called " Rumble  " the best instrumental ever . "

Wallpaper: Jamming in Black

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Desktop Wallpaper Jamming in Black

Billy Idol: Generation X (1976-1981)

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Generation X:  Also known as Gen X Origin: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom Genres: Punk rock, pop punk, new wave Years active: 1976–1981 Label: Chrysalis Original members:   Billy Idol Tony James,  John Towe,  Bob Andrews,  Mark Laff Generation X was part of the first wave U.K. punk rockers. They were one of the first punk bands to appear on the British TV music program Top of the Pops. Their song, "Wild Youth," was ranked  number 20   in Mojo's list of the best punk rock singles of all time.

Wallpaper: Trumpet

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 Desktop Wallpaper Trumpet

Buddy Holly: Rolling Stones #13 Greatest Artist of All Time

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Buddy Holly Born: Charles Hardin Holley September 7, 1936 Lubbock, Texas, U.S. Died; February 3, 1959 (aged 22) Clear Lake, Iowa, U.S. Occupation: Pioneer of Rock and Roll Singer-songwriter Instruments: Vocals, guitar Years active: 1952–1959 Buddy Holly is regarded the artist who defined the traditional rock-and-roll lineup; two guitars, bass, and drums. He was a major influence on popular music.  The Beatles took their name from his band, the Crickets. The Rolling Stones' first hit was his song, "Not Fade Away." The Hollies shared his name.