Sid King & the Five Strings
Sid King & the Five Strings
Sid King & the Five Strings were, for about five years, one of the hottest rock & roll acts working in Texas -- the funny thing about that was that the group hadn't started out to play rock & roll (which, at the time, didn't even have a name). Indeed, they'd started out in junior high school in Denton, TX, in 1953 as the Western Melody Makers, making...Western melodies, mostly country boogie and Western swing style music. Sid King (born Sid Erwin) played guitar and sang, Melvin Robinson doubled on steel guitar and saxophone, while Sid's brother Billy King played lead guitar, and Ken Massey and David White handled the bass and drums, respectively. It was in this guise that they cut a half-dozen sides for Starday in 1954.
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