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William Orville "Lefty" Frizzell (March 31, 1928 – July 19, 1975) was an American country music singer and songwriter of the 1950s, and a proponent of honky tonk music. His relaxed style of singing was an influence on later stars Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison,...Wikipedia

Age: 47 (age at death)
Born: 31st March, 1928, Corsicana, Texas, USA
Died: 19th July, 1975, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: American

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"When I sing, to me every word had a feeling about it. I had to linger, had to hold it. I didn`t want to let go of it. I want to hold one word through a whole line of melody, to linger with it all the way down. I didn`t want to let go of that no more than I wanted to let go of the woman I loved. I didn`t want to lose it."

 

"I`m not really a lazy guy, but I got tired of holding high notes for a long time. Instead of straining, I just let it roll down and it felt good to me." - commenting about his singing style.

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