Funeral Services Held for Rockabilly Artist Hasil Adkins

Funeral services were held Saturday (April 30) in Danville, W.Va., for rockabilly singer-songwriter Hasil Adkins, 68, who was found dead at his home near Madison, W.Va., on April 26. Adkins began recording original songs at his West Virginia home in the mid-’50s. Playing guitar and keeping rhythm with drum bass pedals, his primitive sound as a one-man band gained a cult following in the ’60s. Adkins’ penchant for the bizarre is noted in his songs about beheadings and titles such as “Peanut Butter Rock and Roll.” Adkins’ popularity among punk rockers grew after the Cramps recorded a version of his most famous song, “She Said.”