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Lefty Frizzell

Lefty Frizzell

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birthday
31st
March, 1928
Death
19th
July, 1975
Birth Place
Corsicana, Texas, U.S.
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

William Orville “Lefty” Frizzell (March 31, 1928 – July 19, 1975) was an American country music singer-songwriter and honky-tonk singer.
He gained prominence in 1950 after two major hits, and throughout the decade was a very popular country performer.
Frizzell influenced a number of other country singers, including George Jones, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard, and John Fogerty. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982. After the death of Hank Williams in 1953, Frizzell released many songs that charted in the Top 10 of the Hot Country Songs charts. His success did not carry on into the 1960s, and after suffering from alcoholism, he died at age 47.
A vocalist who set the style of singing “the country way” for the generations that followed, Frizzell became one of the most successful and influential artists of country music throughout his career. He smoothed out the rough edges of a honky tonk song by sounding out syllables longer and singing longer. Because of this, his music became much more mainstream without losing its honky-tonk attitude and persona.

instruments played
acoustic
Guitar
Vocals
Also Known As

Lefty Frizzell

Associated Acts

Hank Williams, David Frizzell, June Stearns, The Strangers

Birth Name

William Orville Frizzell

Genres

Country Western honky-tonk folk country pop

Labels

Columbia ABC

Occupations

Singer-songwriter

Origin

El Dorado, Arkansas

Years Active

1942 1975

Name

Lefty Frizzell

Nationality

United States of America

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