Rusty York

ABOUT

Rusty York (May 24, 1935 - January 26, 2014) was a country/rockabilly singer who became famous during the late 1950s. He is best known for his 1959 hit cover of the Mary Robbins-penned "Sugaree" (not to be confused with the same-named 1972 hit by Jerry Garcia). York formed Jewel Records (Cincinnati, OH) in the 1970s and was later inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.


Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Sugaree (1959)

Pop charts debut year: 1959

Years active: ca. 1950s - 2014

Genres: Bluegrass, country, rockabilly

Labels: Starday, King, Chess, Jewel

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