Simpson, Red

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Simpson, Red Gender: M
Joe Cecil Simpson
born on 6 March 1934 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Higley, Arizona, 33n18, 111w43
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°15' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°35 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 15°59'

Red Simpson (1966)


American country singer-songwriter best known for his trucker-themed songs. Simpson began writing songs with Buck Owens in 1962, including the Top Ten hit "Gonna Have Love."

In 1965, his first recording, Tommy Collins' "Roll, Truck, Roll," became a Top 40 country hit and Simpson recorded an album of the same name. That year he offered up two more trucking songs, both of which made it to the Top 50 or beyond. As a songwriter, he scored his first number one hit with "Sam's Place," recorded by Buck Owens. After that, Simpson decided to become a full-time writer. He returned to performing in 1971 with his Top Five hit "I'm a Truck," which had been written by postman Bob Staunton.

In 1972, he debuted on the Grand Ole Opry and had two more "truck" hits for Capitol. In 1976, Simpson signed to Warner Brothers and released "Truck Driver's Heaven." The following year, he teamed up with Lorraine Walden for a series of duets that included "Truck Driver Man and Wife." In 1979, Simpson appeared for the last time on the charts with "The Flying Saucer Man and the Truck Driver."

Red Simpson died on 8 January 2016, at a hospital in Bakersfield, after suffering complications from a heart attack. He was 81.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Owens, Buck (born 12 August 1929)


Source Notes

Birth certificate on file, submitted by Sy Scholfield.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Trucker-themed songs)