My friend, Terence McArdle, had a feature obituary in today's Washington Post for the late rocker who passed away this past weekend.
The opening paragraph of the obituary:
"Billy Lee Riley, 75, the growling rockabilly singer and multi-instrumentalist who accompanied Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich and others in recording sessions in the 1950s, died Aug. 2 at a hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. He had colon cancer."
I will leave it to you to read the whole obituary on the Washington Post's website