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Photos by Skip Wallin
Depot Days at Newport Arkansas
With Sonny Burgess and Billy Lee Riley
and Rhythm and Blues sensations The Bel Airs

Skip Wallin is a long time fan of good old time RocknRoll and he contributed these great shots of a wonderful day celebrating the music of Sonny Burgess and Billy Lee Riley at their home town celebration "Depot Days" in Newport, Arkansas. The Bel Airs were fantastic backing both music legends with expertise. Many thanks to Henry Boyce who's brain child this celebration is.

Sonny Burgess Performing With The Bel Airs

Sonny Burgess - Telling It Like It Is

Sonny and Bassist Dick Pruitt of the Bel Airs


Sonny and Dick


Sonny and Dick Pruitt

Skip Wallin remembers booking Billy Lee Riley to play at the University of Arkansas back in the 50s. He's been a fan ever since.

Billy Lee Riley with Dick Pruitt

Billy Lee Riley

Billy Lee On Stage at Depot Days


Mr. Colorful

All photos on this page copyright by Skip Wallin, 2000
More Photos from Newport's Depot Days
Sonny Burgess On Delta Musicians
Billy Lee Riley On Delta Musicians
Billy Lee Riley's Shade Tree Blues



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