Chanteuse Rockabilly US née Barbara Morgan en 1939 à Omaha (Nebraska). Sparkle Moore a enregistré chez Fraternity Records de Cincinnati (Ohio).

Rockabilly bombshell Sparkle Moore was born Barbara Morgan in Omaha in 1939. The quintessential bad girl, she dressed in leather (and often in men's clothes), with her short blonde hair greased back in an Elvis Presley-styled pompadour--dubbed "Sparkle" in honor of a supporting character in the "Dick Tracy" comic strip, she signed to the Cincinnati-based Fraternity label to issue her debut single, the hiccupping "Rock-a-Bop," in late 1956, and though still just 17 years old she toured the U.S. in support of the record, even opening for Gene Vincent at the peak of his fame. (A planned appearance on radio's Grand Ol' Opry was canceled due to a bout with laryngitis, however.) The sultry yet sinister "Killer" followed in 1957, but soon after Moore learned she was pregnant and abruptly quit performing to focus on raising a family--no subsequent recordings are known to exist, although an unreleased Fraternity ballad called "Flower of My Heart" subsequently appeared on several compilations, most notable among them 2004's Good Girls Gone Bad: Weird, Wild & Wanted, the first to assemble her complete recorded output in one disc (including a handful of alternate takes).

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

ROCK-A-BOP (1956)


KILLER (1957)

TIGER (1957)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10



11/1956 SP FRATERNITY F-751 (US) Sparkle MOORE with Dan BELLOC & His ORCHESTRA - Rock-A-Bop / Skull And Cross Bones
05/1957 SP FRATERNITY F-766 (US) . Killer (Sparkle MOORE with Dan BELLOC, His ORCHESTRA, & The Dick NOEL SINGERS) / Tiger (Sparkle MOORE with Dan BELLOC & His ORCHESTRA)

Unissued Tracks

195? Unissued track Flower Of My Heart
1957 Unissued track Killer [alt. vers.]
1957 Unissued track Tiger [alt. vers.]


09/2010 CD SPARKLE MOORE ? (US) SPARK-A-BILLY - The Earth Crisis / Man Behind The Badge / Everything Is Okay / Honey Chile / How Come You Do Me Like You Do Do Do / Big Bear Hoochie-Coochie / It's All About You / Unlucky In Love / Rose Of Paradise / The Mighty Tower / Golden Arrow / Big Ole Soft Lovin' Teddy Bear / Hundred Million Reasons / Hello, Goodbye / Twice As Good / Liar, Liar / Until It's Too Late / Laws Of Love / Silent Heroes / Back To The Barroom / Carl's Song / How Long Will It Be

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