Billy "Crash" Craddock
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Billy "Crash" Craddock

Singer + Musician
Male
Born Jun 16, 1939
Age 75
Genres Rockabilly + Coun...
Performed With Elvis Aaron Presl...
Record Label Capitol Records

Billy "Crash" Craddock is an American country and rockabilly singer. He first gained popularity in Australia in the 1950s with a string of rockabilly hits, including the Australian number one hit "Boom Boom Baby". Switching to country music, he gained popularity in United States in the 1970s with a string of top ten country hits, several of which were number one hits, including "Rub It In", "Broken Down in Tiny Pieces", and "Ruby Baby". Craddock is known to fans as "Mr.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1939 Birth Born on June 16, 1939.

TEENAGE

1958 19 Years Old He soon got a deal with Columbia's Date Records. He released "Ah, Poor Little Baby" with no success. The song was covered in England by Adam Faith. He began recording for Columbia Records in 1958, recording rockabilly and pop tunes. … Read More

TWENTIES

1959 20 Years Old He appeared twice on American Bandstand but failed to have a hit in the U.S. The only song that charted in the U.S. was Don't Destroy Me, which peaked at No. 94 for one week in November 1959. … Read More
1964 25 Years Old I'm Tore Up was released in 1964 on King Records. … Read More

THIRTIES

1969 30 Years Old Craddock spent several years out of the music business while working in a cigarette factory and hanging drywall. He soon returned to recording, now as a country singer. He signed with Cartwheel Records in 1969.
He soon had his first number one hit with a cover of the Tony Orlando and Dawn pop hit "Knock Three Times" in 1971. … Read More
1973 34 Years Old In 1973, Craddock signed with ABC Records (later ABC/Dot Records), where he enjoyed his biggest hits.
1974 35 Years Old One was "Sweet Magnolia Blossom" but his biggest hit, 1974's "Rub It In", was also a modest pop hit. … Read More
1977 38 Years Old In 1977, he moved to Capitol Records, where he had his last two top 10 hits: "I Cheated on a Good Woman's Love" (1978) and "If I Could Write a Song as Beautiful as You" (1979).

FORTIES

1983 44 Years Old He recorded several more albums for Capitol before leaving the label in 1983.
1986 47 Years Old In 1986, he recorded an album for MCA/Dot Records, titled Crash Craddock.

FIFTIES

1989 50 Years Old He moved to Atlantic Records in 1989, and released Back on Track. … Read More
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