Related Information for Benny Joy Benny Joy was born in Georgia in 1935, but his family moved to Tampa, Florida six years later. Like most budding rockabilly artists, Benny got his start playing C&W, but his true obsession was with R&B.It was at a Tampa high school that Benny formed his first band in 1951, pairing up with Tennessee transplant "Big" John Taylor. Big John was a wild rockabilly guitarist who effortlessly coaxed dark and moody textures from his Stratocaster.Together, they recorded some of t.. read more