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For the indie rock band, see The Rock*A*Teens.
|Also known as||Boo Walke & the Rockets|
|Origin||Richmond, Virginia, USA|
|Genres||Rockabilly, rock and roll|
|Years active||1956–c. 1960|
|Labels||Duran 3515 (a subsidiary of Mart Records), Roulette Records|
|Associated acts||The Bill Smith Combo|
|Past members||Vic Mizelle (vocals, guitar), Bobby "Boo" Walke (guitar), Bill Cook (guitar), Eddie Robinson (saxophone), Paul Dixon (Bass), Bill Smith (drums)|
They are best known for their 1959 single, written by George Donald McGraw, "Woo Hoo", backed with "Untrue", released on Roulette Records. The song hit No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it proved to be their only hit.
- Pete Crigler Keeping It Tight in the Old Dominion 2010 p5 "One of the first real non-pop bands to come out of Virginia was a group of kids called the Rock-A-Teens, out of Richmond. By 1959, they'd started playing dances around the area when they auditioned for a local label owner named George Donald McGraw..."
- Bruce Eder, The Rock-A-Teens at Allmusic
- Billboard, Allmusic
- BlackCat Rockabilly Europe, search for The Rock-A-Teens. Retrieved November 8, 2009