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Donald Eugene Gibson (April 3, 1928November 17, 2003) was an American country musician. Image File history File links DonGibsonCD.jpg File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links DonGibsonCD.jpg File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ...


He was born in Shelby, North Carolina into a poor working-class family, he dropped out of school in the second grade. Shelby is the name of some places in the United States of America: Shelby Charter Township, Michigan, in Macomb County, Michigan Shelby, Michigan, in Oceana County, Michigan Shelby, Montana Shelby, New York Shelby, North Carolina Shelby, Ohio Shelby County, Alabama Shelby County, Indiana Shelby County, Iowa Shelby County, Kentucky Shelby... State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ...


His first band was called Sons of the Soil, with whom he made his first recording in 1948. Among his greatest hits were "Oh Lonesome Me" and "Blue Blue Day" (both No. 1 hits in 1958); "Don't Tell Me Your Troubles" (1959); "Sea of Heartbreak" (1961); "Lonesome No. 1" and "I Can Mend Your Broken Heart" (1962); and "Woman (Sensuous Woman)" (a No. 1 hit in 1972). He also recorded a series of successful duets with Dottie West in the late 1960s, the most successful of which were the No. 2 country hit "Rings of Gold" (1969) and the top 10 hit "There's a Story Goin' Round" (1970). Dottie West, born Dorothy Marie Marsh ( October 11, 1932 in McMinnville, Tennessee - September 4, 1991 in Nashville, Tennessee) was a United States country music singer. ...


A talented songwriter, Gibson was nicknamed "the sad poet" because he frequently wrote songs that told of loneliness and lost love. He wrote and sang "I Can't Stop Loving You", a song that would be recorded by more than 700 artists, most notably by Ray Charles with a pop version in 1962. He also wrote and recorded "Sweet Dreams" that would become a major 1963 crossover hit for Patsy Cline. A great fan, in 1967 Roy Orbison recorded an album of his songs simple titled: Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson. Ray Charles at the piano. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ... In music crossover is a term used to describe artists of a certain style or genre whose popularity crosses the considered boundaries of where the music of that style or genre is normally found. ... Patsy Cline Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer. ... Roy Orbison at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1987. ... Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson is a tribute album recorded by Roy Orbison for MGM Records. ...


Don Gibson was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and in 2001 into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ...


On his passing in 2003, he was interred in the Sunset Cemetery, in his hometown of Shelby, North Carolina.


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Don Gibson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (323 words)
Donald Eugene Gibson (April 3, 1928 – November 17, 2003) was an American country musician.
A talented songwriter, Gibson was nicknamed "the sad poet" because he frequently wrote songs that told of loneliness and lost love.
Don Gibson was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and in 2001 into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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