Otto Martin Fuchs

Otto Fuchs felt in love with Classic Rock & Roll, which he defines as an era roughly lasting from 1954 - 1963, including the sub-niches of Rock & Roll - Rockabilly, Doo Wop / Street Corner Harmonies, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll Instrumentals, Girl Group Sounds and Westernswing, at an early age. Actually when watching Elvis movies in his early childhood, then still programmed by ORF (Austrian Broadcasting)very often.
As soon as the remixes "Swing The Mood" and "That´s What I Like" by English DJ proect Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers found it´s way (quite surprisingly) in the Austrian charts - Otto discovered other Rock & Roll Pioneers like Bill Haley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry or Eddie Cochran.
Diving out into the rockin´ scene thanks to movies like "Cry Baby" (screen debut for Johnny Depp), the biopic "Great Balls Of Fire" on Jerry Lee Lewis starring Dennis Quaid and Winona Ryder, seeing the real Jerry Lee Lewis live as early as 1990 - plus seeing other Rockabilly / Rock & Roll Stars like Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Orion Ellis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Jackie Lee Cochran´, Mac Curtis, Hardrock Gunther, Wanda Jackson (...) in his teenage years. After having adopted a 1950s Rockabilly Revival life style thanks to further movies like The Wanderers by Philip Kaufman, also reading the novel by Richard Price or the second movie by George Lucas infamously for gaining new interest in Bill Haley & The Comets in 1972, when originially premiering - "American Graffitti" ... Otto Fuchs started to write as early as 1992 for the Rock & Roll music magazine from Germany ( Other music magazines such as Stompin´ News, Slam Bam, Dynamite, UK Rock & Roll Magazine, Vintage Rock and even a column for the Tennesse based "Rockabilly Hall of Fame" should follow.

Otto not only authored two books on Bill Haley available via Books On Demand, but also presented the original Paperback, prior and post-revising it with Bill Haley´s youngest daugher at the Rock & Roll Festivals "Kings of Rock & Roll" and "Shake, Rattle & Roll" through the now late Paul "be good to Rock & Roll, and it will be good to you" Barrett agent in the United Kingdom. Writing the linernotes to Gina Haley´s album with Phil Haley & His Comments in 2011, a tribute band from the UK, dedicated to the sound of Bill Haley & His Comets.

Otto lives in London, currently working on a book about Elvis Presley. He is forty-two years (young.


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