Dorsey BurnetteDorsey Burnette
was an early Rockabilly
singer born December 28
in Memphis, Tennessee
He played bass in his younger brother Johnny Burnette
's rockabilly group, and as a solo artist had a few significant hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s such as Tall Oak Tree
, Big Rock Candy Mountain
and Hey Little One
He is best known for his prolific writing talents, including songs recorded by then teen idol, Ricky Nelson.
Dorsey Burnette died of a massive coronary on August 19, 1979, in Canoga Park, California and is buried with his brother Johnny in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale.