Oral History Information
Job TitleSongwriter, Musician
Jerry Fuller recorded a Rockabilly version of “Tennessee Waltz” which was a favorite of Elvis Presley and gave Jerry extra status among Elvis and Rockabilly fans alike. Yet it was his skills as a songwriter that resulted in big hit records for Ricky Nelson, Gary Puckett and Al Wilson! Ricky Nelson recorded several of Jerry’s songs including “Travelin Man,” which was originally intended for Sam Cooke. He did however record another song written by Jerry, “Fools Paradise."