Rudy Grayzell

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Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell (born in Saspamco, Texas on June 8, 1933) is a Rockabilly musician.

He was born Rudolph Paiz Jimenez, and took his stage-name from his German great-grandmother. He first formed "The Buckles", which became "Texas Kool Kats" and a popular local group. He also had a daily radio show in 1957.[1] These groups were country-oriented, but he moved toward a more rockabilly sound with "Let's Get Wild" or "Duck Tail." In the 1950s he toured with Elvis Presley.[2] He is an inductee of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.[3]

His chief mainstream contribution has been as "celebrity spokesman" for Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops, sporting a wild pompadour wig, much jewelry and a pasted-on thatch of chest hair.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Go cat go!: rockabilly music and its makers by Craig Morrison, pg 141
  2. ^ SFstation
  3. ^ Rockabilly Hall of Fame bio
  4. ^ "Rudy 'Tutti' keeps rockabilly rolling," San Antonio Express-News, 11/08/2011