Weldon Nelson Rogers (October 30, 1927 - September 13, 2004) was an American songwriter, singer of country and rockabilly, radio disc jockey, and record producer. He co-founded Je-Wel Records with Chester Oliver to produce, as Je-Wel's first record, the first record for The Teen Kings in 1956. Rogers was born in Marietta, Oklahoma, United States. The members of the The Teen Kings were: Roy Orbison (1936-1988) - vocals, guitar, Jack Kennelly (1937-2009) - upright bass, Peanuts Wilson (1935-1980) - rhythm guitar, James Emitt Morrow (born 12 Jan 1936 West Point, Arkansas) - electric mandolin (played through an Echoplex), Billy Pat Ellis - drums, The Teen Kings first record (and Orbison's first recording) was: Je-Wel 101, Side A: "Trying To Get You", by Charles Singleton and Rose Marie McCoy Side B: "Ooby Dooby", by Wade Moore and Dick Penner

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