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Roger Miller

Singer-songwriter, musician, actor

Roger Miller

Singer-songwriter, musician, actor
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birthday
2nd
January, 1936
Death
25th
October, 1992
Birth Place
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Roger Dean Miller Sr. (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs and his chart-topping country and pop hits “King of the Road”, “Dang Me”, and “England Swings”, all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era.
After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army, Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, writing such hits as “Billy Bayou” and “Home” for Jim Reeves and “Invitation to the Blues” for Ray Price. He later began a recording career and reached the peak of his fame in the mid-1960s, continuing to record and tour into the 1990s, charting his final top 20 country hit “Old Friends” with Price and Willie Nelson in 1982. He also wrote and performed several of the songs for the 1973 Disney animated film Robin Hood. Later in his life, he wrote the music and lyrics for the 1985 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Big River, in which he acted.
Miller died from lung cancer in 1992 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame three years later. His songs continued to be recorded by other singers, with covers of “Tall, Tall Trees” by Alan Jackson and “Husbands and Wives” by Brooks & Dunn; both reached the number one spot on country charts in the 1990s. The Roger Miller Museum in his home town of Erick, Oklahoma–now closed–was a tribute to Miller.

instruments played
drums
fiddle
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Bill Anderson, Mary Arnold, George Jones, Dean Miller, Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, Minnie Pearl, Ray Price, Jim Reeves, Sheb Wooley, Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Faron Young, Thumbs Carllile, John Denver, Mel Tillis, Glen Campbell, Dean Martin

Birth Name

Roger Dean Miller

Children

8

Genres

Country

Nationality

United States of America

Occupation

Singer, songwriter, musician, actor

Other Names

Roger Miller, Sr. Roger D. Miller, Sr. "The Wild Child"

Spouses

Barbara Crow (m. 1953; div. 1964) Leah Kendrick (m. 1964; div. 1976) Mary Arnold (m. 1977)

Years Active

1957 1992

Name

Roger Miller

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