Sebastian Williams

Rock, RnB

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Artist Snapshot

Roger Williams was born in Norfolk, VA and started singing with a group called the Quarter Notes whose wild R & B rocker “Punkanilla”, flipped with the novelty semi-instrumental “The Interview” came out on RCA via their manager Sherriff Tex Davis in 1958. Over time the group became the House Rockers and Williams got the name Sebastian from a promoter at a gig one night. They were a big draw in the Eastern part of the state and they came to the attention of Fred Weiss in Richmond who took them to Washington, DC for their first recording session.