Growing up on Long Island, Lee Rocker, the son of two internationally acclaimed musicians, and his pals, Brian Setzer and “Slim” Jim Phantom, did not want anything more than play music, never intending on being rock stars. They played their music all over New-York before taking it to London. They never intended on getting a record contract, or selling over seven million records worldwide, or being nominated for a Grammy, or touring with the Rolling Stones, or even help ushering in MTV and the new video generation. In the early 1980’s, their favorite music became known as rockabilly and they, as The Stray Cats.
It would be easy for Rocker to rest on his laurels after the success of The Stray Cats. But he was only seventeen when stardom hit. “People tend to forget that I was in high school when the Cats phenomenon began. And I am as much a contemporary of Beck as I am a dedicated fan and friend of Carl Perkins”. It is his association and frienship with Perkins that keeps his music alive. Their relationship spans beyond the genesis of rock. Together, they are responsible for the soundtrack of several films.