Rocket J Remembers Lorrie Collins

Rocket J Remembers Lorrie Collins

Lorrie (Lawrencine May) Collins passed away on August 4, 2018.  There have been plenty of obituaries written for her, including one in the venerable New York Times.  The facts about her life can be summarized in a few paragraphs, but I’ll give you the bullet points:

  • Born on May 7, 1942, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • She won her first talent contest at the age of 8
  • Her brother, Larry, two years younger than she, was a Rockabilly guitar prodigy
  • Together they formed The Collins Kids, moved to Los Angeles and performed on Tex Ritter’s Town Hall Party

All that information is readily available on the internet.  Now let me tell you what Lorrie meant to me as a female Rockabilly singer.  Continue reading “Rocket J Remembers Lorrie Collins”