Stan Beaver (born in Ducktown, Tennessee) is an American rockabilly singer. He had a hit with "I Got a Rocket in My Pocket" in 1963 (Petal 1012).
Beaver's musical career began when he appeared on his father's television show in Atlanta, Georgia, when he was five years old and he sang "River of Memory".
His only hit "I Got a Rocket in My Pocket" is now a collector's item. It is listed in several record collector's price guides, including Jerry Osborne's Rockin' Records and L.R. Docks Record Collectors Price Guide. An original copy of the gramophone record is now worth between $35 and $50, depending on condition.
The track was re-issued in 1997 in Germany, on a various artists CD called Rocket Ship (Buffalo Bop - Bb-CD 55052). The CD was made in Germany but it is available by mail order from several companies. Beaver to have his own CD released soon, that would include this and other records he has made over the years.
Beaver has appeared on stage with many famous entertainers including The Duprees, Faron Young, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge (The Crests, Brooklyn Bridge) and Buck Owens.
As a recording and concert audio engineer he has worked with many artists including Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, The Righteous Brothers, Carl Perkins, Ray Charles, and Hoyt Axton. He was the studio engineer for Tom T. Hall's, Toybox recording studio in Brentwood, Tennessee, for almost 3 years.
Beaver has also been associated with several films, both as an actor, and as a crew member. His movie credits include J.D. And The Salt Kid with Slim Pickens, Elvis with Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley, and The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia with Dennis Quaid.
Beaver had his own local TV show in Chattanooga, Tennessee for about four years called The Stan Beaver Show. He now has his own recording studio where he is working on a new gospel music project for his own record label, and planning a project of Rockabilly music featuring mostly original material that he has written.
Beaver now resides in Cleveland, Tennessee. He was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame on May 8th, 2000. He is also the father of musician, Joel Beaver.
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