Slim Jim Phantom


Oral History Information

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Musician, Drummer

Slim Jim Phantom and his two school friends, Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, formed the iconic band Stray Cats in New York back in 1979. They revived the rockabilly style of the 1950s with a string of sold out concerts and a series of hit recordings in the 1980s such as “Stray Cat Strut,” “Sexy + 17” and the song often called the “Rock Around the Clock” of their era, “Rock This Town!” Playing together for over forty years, Slim, Brian and Lee still have the love and passion for the music as well as a strong friendship - which Slim says are key ingredients to success and happiness.