Frizzell, Lefty

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Name
Frizzell, Lefty Gender: M
William Orville R. C. Frizzell
born on 31 March 1928 at 00:35 (= 12:35 AM )
Place Corsicana, Texas, 32n06, 96w28
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 10°18' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 14°24 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 25°22'



Lefty Frizzell

Biography

American country music and honky tonk singer and prolific songwriter of the 1950s. His relaxed style of singing was an influence on later stars Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison and John Fogerty.

Frizzell got the nickname Lefty at age 14 after a schoolyard scrap. In his late teens he was signed to Columbia Records, and immediately had a string of hits that broke into country music's top ten; several of them reached number one.

In 1950, he performed at the Grand Ole Opry; the following year he toured with country music's biggest star of the era, Hank Williams. Frizzell had four songs in the country top ten at the same time in 1951—a feat unmatched until The Beatles hit the charts in 1964.

In the early 1970s, he became the first country singer to perform at the Hollywood Bowl. Alcoholism by then, however, was a problem. In 1972, his song "If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time" earned him a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. On 19 July 1975, at age 47 he died after a massive stroke. In October 1982, Frizzell was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Nichols, Roy (born 21 October 1932)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Beck, Jim (born 11 August 1916). Notes: recording artist
  • other associate with Williams, Hank (born 17 September 1923). Notes: toured together

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield from BC in hand.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Country Music Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Rockabilly Hall of Fame)

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