Benny Joy

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Benny Joy
Birth name Benjamin Eidson
Born (1935-11-05)November 5, 1935
Atlanta, Georgia
Died 1988
Genres Rockabilly
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1950s
Labels Tri-Dec, Dixie, Antler, Buck Ram, Decca

Benny Joy, real name Benjamin Eidson (November 5, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia – 1988) was an American rockabilly artist most known for his work in the 1950s.

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Joy wrote and recorded many of his own compositions e.g. "Crash The Party", "Cold, Cold Woman", "She Cryed For Me" and "Dark Angel". Recording artists like Marty Robbins, Jackie Wilson, Charlie Rich, Burl Ives, Debbie Reynolds, Johnny Rivers and Carl Smith have recorded his songs.[1] Among rockabilly collectors Joy's recording of "Rollin' The Juke Box Rock" is well known. Joy's band was one of the first American rockabilly ensembles to tour Europe.[2] Benny Joy died in 1988.




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