Related Information for Sonny Burgess There are at least two artists with this name:1) Albert "Sonny" Burgess is a guitarist and singer of rockabilly, present at its inception and still performing today. He was born 28 May 1931 on a farm near Newport, Arkansas about 60 miles west of Memphis.Burgess played honky-tonk music in dance halls and bars around Newport in the early-1950s. He helped form a semiprofessional trio in the early 1950s, which became the "Moonlighters." After advice from record producer Sam Phill.. read more