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Monday, August 3, 2009

Billy Lee Riley dead at 75

Posted By on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Billy Lee Riley Sings "Red Hot" at Arkansas Capitol from Anthro-Pop on Vimeo.

Rock Candy reports the death of legendary Arkansas rocker Billy Lee Riley, who died Sunday in Jonesboro at the age of 75.

One of Riley's last gigs was a brief appearance, shown above, at a bill signing for creation of the Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67. A memorial benefit concert is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, August 30, for Riley at a famous joint on that highway, the Silver Moon in Newport.

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