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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According to his secretary, Joyce Jackson, Jim smoked Parliament cigarettes up until 1958, when he quit because he was afraid they would ruin his voice.
Jim was returning from Batesville, Arkansas when his plane crashed. He had flown there July 30 to check out some real estate that was for sale- the card from the real estate agent was one of the items found in his billfold. His manager and piano player, Dean Manuel (who didn`t like to fly) accompanied him because he had relatives who lived near Batesville, whom he and Jim visited with the night before the ill-fated return flight, July 31.
"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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