Post by djjohnniewalker on Oct 25, 2012 9:41:19 GMT -5
Growing up in Greensboro in the 80's as a teenager was great, and it was always the talk about "Crash Craddock". I recall a time when i was 18 and i went to visit some friends in Norton, Va (coal mining country) and i was at a PIZZA INN and the waitress asked me where i was from - i said "Greensboro, NC" ...she was like """WOW, THATS WHERE BILLY CRASH CRADDOCK LIVES""...lol...that was cool, i thought....that was 1988....
Nonetheless, being a dj now for over 20yrs (44yrs old) from radio to clubs, to parties and staying connected to the music scene and interviewing some big names... to now owning my own 24-7 internet radio station....its a cool thing to know that we have someone that has played such a HUGE role in music living here in Greensboro....
I recall in 2007 i did a LIVE radio marathon at a local station for 175 hrs straight....and i recall throwing a curveball to the audience when i played """RUB IT IN RUB IT IN"""....it was awesome.....and i followed it up with a classic AC/DC track...lol...good times......
My point with all this is the following: Billy Crash Craddock deserves even more recognition these days than EVER - He paved the way for many popular bands and artists directly and indirectly!
ROLL OUT A NEW SINGLE BRO - IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR ALL OF US FANS!!! Crash you rule my brother! ;-)
Post by russ joyner on Oct 25, 2012 15:59:48 GMT -5
;Dok....i liked Crash's songs...notably "EASY AS PIE"...but cannot agree to your comment that he "paved the way"....for many artist...he was doing what everyone else was doing and was able to make a good name for his carreer and maybe a little money...but he wasn't the name you remembered from those days. He may be big there..he is from there...but is not a name most people recsll ar first..but..is recallable to a lot of folks..and there were a LOT of artist totally forgotten as well as forgettable from those days.
Post by johnniewalker on Oct 26, 2012 21:43:00 GMT -5
Actually the successful boys from the band ""ALABAMA" would agree that "Crash" paved the ways for many including themselves......afterall - He was the one that spotted them in Myrtle Beach, SC - "Crash is the man"!
Post by shanealanswaim on Mar 21, 2013 20:45:30 GMT -5
Billy "Crash" Craddock has the ability to take a cover song from any genre and make it sound better than the original. From Elvis covers to his smash hit "Knock Three Times", "Crash" has always had a natural singing talent that very few other artists possess. Today, at the age of 73, "Crash" still performs 50-60 dates per year and can sing as good as ever. He has resided on Forest Oaks Drive in Greensboro since the early 1970's and is very loyal to his hometown. I wish Billy "Crash" Craddock many more years of success.
Post by formercrashneughbor on Aug 5, 2014 15:53:51 GMT -5
yeah...I use to live right up the road from him! He wasn't too nice to me. I was a prog/metal fan...in my younger years, living close to him! Ran into him a few times at the grocery store, that use to be across from Forest Oaks and he slammed my band saying we're 'too good of players' and to move before we make a bad reputation for him! He was a straight up not a very nice person! And low and behold, I did a few 'radio jingles' a few years later and guess who came knocking? Yeah...needless to say, I just laughed and told him to go find a 'Bar to play in, old man!'!