• Date Of Birth: January 3, 1939
  • Date Of Death: February 17, 2021
  • Occupation: Singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • City: Dallas
  • State: Texas

Gene Summers, born David Eugene Summers (January 3, 1939 – February 17, 2021), was an American rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist. His most famous recordings include the late 50s “School of Rock ‘n Roll”, “Straight Skirt”, “Nervous”, “Gotta Lotta That”, “Twixteen”, “Alabama Shake”, “Fancy Dan” and his biggest-selling single “Big Blue Diamonds”. Summers was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame in 2005. He still performed worldwide and celebrated his 50th anniversary as a recording artist in 2008 with the release of Reminisce Cafe.

Gene Summers died peacefully in Dallas on February 17, 2021, with his sons Steven and Shawn by his side. He was 82. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.