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Hank Locklin (born February 15, 1918 in McLellan, Florida) is a American country music singer and songwriter. February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for 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. ...


Born Lawrence Hankins Locklin in the Florida Panhandle, he is one of country musics' Honky Tonk singers. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Locklin's biggest hits include Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On, Geisha Girl, and Please Help Me I'm Falling, the latter a song that went to No.8 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music charts. Billboard Magazine's 100th Anniversary issue also listed it as the second most successful country single of the Rock and Roll era. Categories: US geography stubs | Florida geography ... Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


Locklin had a strong following in Europe, and in Ireland his popularity was such that in 1963 he recorded an album called Irish Songs Country Style. World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ...


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VH1.com : Hank Locklin : Biography (867 words)
Locklin was injured at the age of eight in an accident and the long recovery process was the time when he first begin to learn music.
Locklin's work with RCA has the added advantage that almost all of it was produced by Chet Atkins, often with Atkins himself on rhythm or lead guitar and with the added trills and fill-ins of Floyd Cramer on piano.
Hank Locklin hit the Top Ten charts again in the 1968 with "The Country Hall of Fame." In the 1970s he toured overseas often, was very popular in Ireland and Great Britian, and made at least one tour with Chet Atkins to Japan.
Encyclopedia: Hank Locklin (403 words)
Hank Locklin (born February 15, 1918 in McLellan, Florida) is a American country music singer and songwriter.
Born Lawrence Hankins Locklin in the Florida Panhandle, he is one of country musics' Honky Tonk singers.
Locklin had a strong following in Europe, and in Ireland his popularity was such that in 1963 he recorded an album called Irish Songs Country Style.
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