Jerry Byrne

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        New Orleans rockabilly cat Jerry Byrne was born in the Crescent City in 1940 -- though raised in the town's Irish quarter, he nevertheless gravitated toward African-American music, and as a teen sang in area juke joints and strip clubs with the Loafers, a rock & roll band led by his cousin Mac Rebennack, the future Dr. John. (According to legend, Rebennack played guitar with the Loafers until a performance that culminated in a patron shooting up the nightclub -- a stray bullet c... Read more

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