Stray Cats


Stray Cats are a 1950s-styled rockabilly band that became famous during the early 1980s. Formed in 1979 in Massapequa, NY, the original members consisted of Brian Setzer (vocals, guitar), Lee Rocker (bass), and Slim Jim Phantom (drums), with a number of personnel additions along the way.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Rock This Town (1982)
  • Stray Cat Strut (1982)
  • (She's) Sexy + 17 (1983)
  • I Won't Stand In Your Way (1983)
  • Look At That Cadillac (1984)

Pop charts debut year: 1982

Years active: 1979-1984, 1986-1993, 2004-2009, 2018-present

Genres: Rockabilly, rock & roll

Labels: Arista, EMI America, Capitol



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