James Travis "Jim" Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound (a mixture of older country-style music...Wikipedia
Age: 40 (age at death)
Born: 20th August, 1923, Panola County, Texas, USA
Died: 31st July, 1964, Brentwood, Williamson Co., Tennessee, USA
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Claim to Fame: Grand Ole Opry
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Many accounts incorrectly give Jim`s date of birth as August 20, 1924 (including his plaque at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the liner notes on one of his albums). Both his birth certificate and his gravesite give his date of birth as August 20, 1923.
His biggest posthumous hit, "Distant Drums" (which was #1 in the U.K. for 6 weeks in 1966), was actually recorded as a "demo" at Starday Studios in 1961.
"When I was five years old, I heard my first phonograph recording. I was in the pasture, with a pet pig of mine, and was startled by the sound of music coming from the house. When I got there, there was this little suitcase looking concern on the porch, with a crank, and music was coming from it. I couldn`t understand how all those people could fit inside that little suitcase." - From the 1990 Whitestar Biography "Gentleman Jim Reeves: The Story Of A Legend" (Interview recorded in 1964)
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