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Gene Summers

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Gene Summers
Gene Summers
Gene Summers
Background information
Birth nameDavid Eugene Summers
BornJanuary 3, 1939 (1939-01-03)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
DiedFebruary 17, 2021(2021-02-17) (aged 82)
Dallas, Texas, US
GenresRock and roll, rockabilly
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, producer
Years active1958–2021
LabelsAlta, Apex, Capri, Charly, Collectables, EMI/Big Beat, Pathé Records, Jan/Jane, Jamie, Jubilee, Domino, Front Row, K-Tel, Mercury, Norton, Overtone, Rave, Rhino/Atlantic, Tear Drop, W&G, Pickwick, Rollercoaster, UK,

David Eugene Summers (January 3, 1939 – February 17, 2021) was an American rock singer. He was known for his songs: "School of Rock 'n Roll", "Straight Skirt", "Nervous", "Gotta Lotta That", "Twixteen", "Alabama Shake", "Fancy Dan" and his biggest-selling single "Big Blue Diamonds".

Summers was honored into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 1997.

Summers died in Dallas, Texas after falling at his home on February 17, 2021 at the age of 82.[1]

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