Dorsey Burnette

Birth Name:
Dorsey William Burnett Jr.
Birth Date:
December 28, 1932
Birth Place:
Memphis, Tennessee
Death Date:
August 19, 1979
Place of Death:
Canoga Park, California
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Claim to Fame:
The Burnette brothers, Dorsey and Johnny, are best remembered for their seminal rockabilly recordings for Coral in the mid-1950s. With lead guitarist Paul Burlison and brother Dorsey, Johnny Burnette founded the pioneering, but largely overlooked rockabilly group the Johnny Burnette Rock 'n' Roll Trio in the early 50s. And while they never enjoyed national acclaim like their good friend Elvis Presley, the group produced some of the wildest rockabilly of the era.

Fun Fact:

Dorsey Burnette is the father of country musician, actor and former Fleetwood Mac member Billy Burnette.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)

1712 S Glendale Avenue

Glendale, California, 19205


North America


Grave Location:

Garden of Ascension, Lot 8319, Space 4

Grave Location Description

From the large Chotimer monument on Freedom Way, park and walk to the left of the Chotimer monument and follow the sidewalk away from the monument to the statue of a woman holding a child. Turn right into the lawn area at the statue and walk down 14 rows to the Dorsey Burnette marker.

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