Goodbye Priscilla (Bye Bye Baby Blue)

Goodbye Priscilla (Bye Bye Baby Blue)

Infobox Single
Name = Goodbye Priscilla (Bye Bye Baby Blue)
Artist = Gene Summers
A-side = Goodbye Priscilla (Bye Bye Baby Blue)
B-side = World Of Illusion
Released = 1977
Format = Vinyl record, 45rpm
Recorded = 1977
Genre = Top 40, Rockabilly
Length = 2:20
Label = Tear Drop Records (Distributed by Jamie/Guyden Records. USA)
Writer = Deanna Summers, David G. Saxton, Ben Shaw

"Goodbye Priscilla (Bye Bye Baby Blue)" is a song written by Deanna Summers, David Saxton and Ben Shaw. It was published by Silicon Music, BMI in 1977 and first recorded by Gene Summers that same year. The song was initially released by Tear Drop Records as a one-sided, promotional, single and later re-issued with "World Of Illusion" as the flip side (#TD 3405).

"Goodbye Priscilla" was written as a tribute to Elvis and Priscilla Presley. The "Goodbye Priscilla" 45 is now a much sought after collectible and has been issued on several Elvis "tribute" compilation albums and CDs. When "Goodbye Priscilla (Bye Bye Baby Blue)" was first released there was a controversy about which Priscilla it was written for - Priscilla Presley or Priscilla Davis who was a main character in the famous Cullen Davis Murder Trials. In his book "Blood Will Tell-The Murder Trials Of Cullen Davis" author Gary Cartwright credits the song ( page 199) as referring to Priscilla Davis. Not true. This song was written solely for Priscilla Presley as a tribute to Elvis.Fact|date=September 2008

Discography references

[http://rcs.law.emory.edu/rcs/artists/s/summ1000.htm Gene Summers discography] from "Rockin' Country Style", USA
[http://www.rocky-52.net/chanteurss/summers_g.htm Gene Summers discography] from "Rocky Productions", France
[http://koti.mbnet.fi/wdd/genesummers.htm Gene Summers discography] from "Wangdangdula" Finland
[http://www.pcuf.fi/~tapiov/discographies/genesummers.htm Gene Summers session data] from "Tapio's Fin-A-Billy", Finland

ources

*D Magazine January 18, 1978 issue (page 18 "Upfront")
*"Blood Will Tell: The Murder Trials Of T. Cullen Davis" by Gary Cartwright (published by Pocket Books USA 1978/1980)
*Liner notes "The Ultimate School Of Rock & Roll" 1997 USA
*Article and sessionography in issue 15 (1977) of New Kommotion Magazine UK
*Article and sessionography in issue 23 (1980) of New Kommotion Magazine UK
*Feature article and sessionography in issue 74 (1999) of Rockin' Fifties Magazine Germany
*Feature article with photo spread in issue 53 (2000) of Bill Griggs' Rockin' 50s Magazine USA
*Feature Article with photo spread in issue 54 (2000) of Bill Griggs' Rockin' 50s Magazine USA


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