The female singer who accompanied him is probably his wife, Mary. The picture quality of this kinescope recording is excellent, much better than of the VHS tape copy which is circulating among fans for many years.
Billy is still active in music and very popular with rockabilly fans and regulary performs in shows in Europe.
On April 22nd Bill played at Stoke on Trent for an all day rockabilly festival and on April 23, Bill performed rocakabilly songs for about half an hour. Last year, he informed me that he was writing a series of books, to be released on CD by either him or a publisher.
He'd joined "The Wagonmasters" on January 27, 1957.
On February 5, 1959 Billy played bass on the recording session which produced "If Heartache is the Fashion" , and "Home".
In the collection of Dominique Anglares we found two KIMO Radio Hitparades from January 1956 .
Each of them featured a different Jim Reeves recording.
One title is "The missing Link", in his own words: "The early trouble I went through to write "Mexican Joe" and eventually how it got to Jim, not in any books because I lived it..", and a book on "Fabor Robinson and how he made Jim and disrupted the entire city music industry..." Mitchell didnt mention a publication date yet.
In the 1970s John Rex performed quite a few times in Great Britain and even had a fan club, run by Mrs. Unfortunately for his British fans, John Rex has not performed in Great Britain for many years.
The article mentioned that not long after Billy recorded two songs in RCA Studio B: This Lonely Man, and Teen Jean Jive, he spent a month out of town playing bass in the Jim Reeves band.