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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.

 

Very first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry occurred on December 20,1950.

 

First singer ever to get four (4) hits on the Billboard Top 10 at one time, in October of 1951 "Always Late" was number one, "Mom And Dad`s Waltz was number two, "I Want To Be With You Always" was number seven, and "Travlin` Blues" was number eight. A feat that was not be topped until a band known as "The Beatles" came along in 1964.

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