William Patton Black Jr. (September 17, 1926 – October 21, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader who is noted as one of the pioneers of rock and roll. He was the bassist in Elvis Presley's early trio. Black later formed Bill Black's Combo. Black was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to a motorman for the Memphis Street Railway Co. He was the oldest of nine children. His father played popular songs on the banjo and fiddle to entertain the family
Bill Black (bassist in Elvis Presley's early band) formed Bill Black's Combo in 1959. The original lineup was Black (bass), Joe Lewis Hall (piano), Reggie Young (guitar), Martin Willis (saxophone), and Jerry Arnold (drums). There were several personnel changes over the next couple of years (Hank Hankins, Chips Moman or Tommy Cogbill on guitar; Ace Cannon on sax; Carl McVoy or Bobby Emmons on piano).
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Bill Black’s Combo - White Silver Sands. album: America's Greatest Hits 1960 Vol. 1. Bill Black's Combo - Red Top. album: The Untouchable Sound. Bill Black's Combo - White Silver Sands. album: British Hit Singles 1960 Volume 12. Bill Black's Combo - So What. album: '60s Instrumental Hits. Bill Black's Combo, Billy Butterfield & His Orchestra - Stardust. album: The Issued Recordings 1944 - 1954. Bill Black's Combo - Peter Gunn. Bill Black's Combo - Talk Back Trembling Lips. Bill Black's Combo - Things I Used to Do. album: Soulin' the Blues. Bill Black, Bill Black's Combo - Twisteroo. album: Record Hop. album: Gold Records, Vol. 6. Bill Black's Combo - White Silver Hands. Bill Black's Combo - Old Time Religion. album: That Wonderful Feeling. Accentuate The Positive. album: Living For The Moment.