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Piano Red (born Willie Perryman, later recording as Dr. Feelgood & the Interns) was an American blues musician, and the first to hit the pop music charts.
Piano Red's name came from his albino pigmentation, and he began recording early in his life, in the 1930s. In 1950 (see 1950 in music) he signed to RCA Victor and released "Rockin' with Red", a huge hit that has been covered many times. It was followed by more hits, including "Red's Boogie", "The Wrong Yo-Yo", "Laying the Boogie" and "Just Right Bounce". He soon switched to Checker Records and began using the name Dr. Feelgood & the Interns, who managed to releae several hits, including "Doctor Feel-Good". The new career was short-lived, though, and Piano Red was never able to regain his former stature. He died in 1984 (see 1984 in music).
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