Paul Burlison

Birth Name:
David Paul Burlison
Birth Date:
February 4, 1929
Birth Place:
Brownsville, Tennessee
Death Date:
September 27, 2003
Place of Death:
Horn Lake, Mississippi
Cause of Death:
Colon cancer
Cemetery Name:
Hinds Chapel Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
The Burnette brothers with lead guitarist Paul Burlison, are best remembered for their seminal rockabilly recordings for Coral in the mid-1950s. Paul, Dorsey and 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. Burlison's last appearance was at the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival in August 2003 just weeks before his death.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Hinds Chapel Cemetery

4866 Fogg Road´╗┐ North

Nesbit, Mississippi, 38651


North America

Grave Location Description

Paul Burlison is in the center of this small, rural cemetery bounded by the narrow road that encircles the main burial area. Look for the bench along with his elongated monument and you will find Paul along with his wife.

Grave Location GPS

34.930883, -90.078850



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