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The Fabulous Rockabillys

Something on ebay that I've never seen before: The Fabulous Rockabillys on Fenton 2569. From 1982? Huh?

Update: went for $37.87.

Last updated on February 9, 2006.

Isaw this too. 1982?????

Posted by: jim at February 9, 2006 06:06 PM

Here's the reply I received from the seller :

Don't know if Dave K authorized the use of the Fenton name or not, but it was produced by Ed Buchanan, a GR DJ for many years.
Some of the songs were written by Larry Ballard, another GR fixture of the local music scene.

Posted by: Jim at February 14, 2006 05:36 PM

I had registered Fenton with the Kent County clerk
and another person registered Fenton with the
state, so I only put one record out on Fenton,
then changed the name to Rooby Records.
I put out many records during the 80's, mainly
country. Thom Ellis, Chuck Bob Carnes, Ronnie
Fray. Re-issues are being planned.

Posted by: Ed Buchanan at May 11, 2006 08:29 AM


That ep was recorded by my band, The Fabulous Rockabillys in 1981(near the end of the year) and released in 1982. It is one of two eps we recorded with Fenton and then Rooby.

My current band, Al & The BlackCats is having a very successful tour of Europe. And I now have seen the cd of our band, The Fabulous Rockabilly Sounds of Al & The BlackCats, that you can purchase at our show, for 10 euro, being sold on the Dutch equivalent of E-Bay, for almost 20 euro.

Whatever you have from The Fabulous Rockabillys, or Al & The BlackCats hold on to.


I, Al Krivoy, have just been nominated for The Rockabilly Hall Of Fame, as well as The Fabulous Rockabillys. And we just received word, that Al & The BlackCats, has just been inducted into the "newcomers" Rockabilly Hall Of Fame.

Posted by: Al Krivoy at September 24, 2006 08:21 AM

I played pedal steel on "Wild Side". One cut
with distortion;quite a rush!I played with the Larsen Brothers back then and Mike recruited me
this year to play Country Gospel with Kenny and Don.My roots are folk and can be heard on myspace

Posted by: Joe Kelly at October 20, 2008 10:54 AM

Al Krivoy, Was your band "The Rockabillys" "The Fabulous Rockabillys" connected to the "Fabulous Rockabillys" or "Bob & the Rockabillys" from Grand Rapids in 1958 - 1959. They played Intermission at the Civic Auditorium about Feb. 1959 for the headliners: Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and the Platters. A few weeks later Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash. My brother is friends with a couple of the original members. Doug Taylor

Posted by: Doug Taylor at November 4, 2008 07:27 PM

Hey there Al. Long time no talk. I just wanted to congradulate you. I am not sure you will get this but just wanted to say hi.

Posted by: jremmert at June 10, 2009 12:14 PM
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