1 Wheelgrinder 1 year ago I'd never seen this two part interview, made in 2008, with the late Hardrock Gunter. Well worth checking out. Great stories of how he got started in the business and his friendship with Hank Williams. And for those of you not familiar with Hardrock, he's quite the legend in the Rockabilly community (although his music is not really Rockabilly) as he really did inspire and influence performers like Elvis and Carl Perkins. His 1950 recording "Birmingham Bounce", predating "Rocket 88" is one of the recognized contenders as the 'first Rock 'n' Roll" record and he was the first performer on a record to use the phrase 'Rock and Roll' as pertaining to music on his next recording "Gonna Dance All Night"....predating Alan Freed's use of the term and debunking the claim that Alan Freed coined the phrase....and what a sweet and humble gentleman Hardrock was!