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Encyclopedia > Marty Robbins
Marty Robbins
Birth name Martin David Robinson
Born September 26, 1925(1925-09-26)
Glendale, Arizona, U.S.
Died December 8, 1982 (aged 57)
Genre(s) Country
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Actor, NASCAR driver
Instrument(s) Guitar, Piano
Years active 1948 - 1982
Label(s) Columbia

Marty Robbins (September 26, 1925December 8, 1982) was one of the most popular and successful American country and western singers of his era. For most of his nearly four decade career, Robbins was rarely far from the country music charts. Several of his songs also became pop hits. Robbins also made many starts in the NASCAR Winston Cup series. is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Elaine Scruggs (R) Area  - City  55. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... // All statistics used in these tables are as of the end of the 2007 USG Sheetrock 400 race. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ...

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Life

Robbins was born Martin David Robinson in Glendale, a suburb of Phoenix, in Maricopa County, Arizona. He was reared in a difficult family situation. His father took odd jobs to support the family of ten children. His father's drinking led to divorce in 1937. Among his warmer memories of his childhood, Robbins recalled having listened to stories of the American West told by his maternal grandfather, Texas Bob Heckle, a former Texas Ranger and medicine show performer. Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Elaine Scruggs (R) Area  - City  55. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Maricopa County is located in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western United States, also referred to as the American West or simply The West, traditionally refers to the region constituting the westernmost states of the United States (see geographical terminology section for further discussion of these terms). ... Texas Rangers, a body of law enforcement in the state of Texas which is the oldest law enforcement body in North America with statewide jurisdiction and serves as a State Bureau of Investigation. ...


Robbins left the troubled home at the age of seventeen to serve in the United States Navy as an LCT coxswain during World War II. He was stationed in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific. To pass the time during the war, he learned to play the guitar, started writing songs, and came to love Hawaiian music. USN redirects here. ... LCT-202 of the U.S. Navy. ... The coxswain (pronounced cox-ən; often called the cox) is the person in charge of a boat, particularly its navigation and steering. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Hawaiian music refers to the musical style native to the Hawaiian Islands of the United States. ...


After his discharge from the military in 1945, he began to play at local venues in Phoenix, then moved on to host his own radio station show on KTYL. He thereafter had his own television (TV) show on KPHO in Phoenix. After Little Jimmy Dickens made a guest appearance on Robbins' TV show, Dickens got Robbins a record deal with Columbia Records. Robbins became an immensely popular singing star at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. He was especially known for his kindness toward his many fans. Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... KPHO is the CBS affiliate television station in Phoenix, Arizona. ... James Cecil Dickens (born December 19, 1920 from Bolt, West Virginia), Hillbilly singers never will come any hillbilly-er than Little Jimmy Dickens. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... Nashville redirects here. ...


In addition to his recordings and performances, Robbins was an avid race car driver, competing in NASCAR races, including the Daytona 500. In 1967, Robbins played himself in the car racing film Hell on Wheels. [1] Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1948, Robbins married the former Marizona Baldwin (September 11, 1930 - July 10, 2001) to whom he dedicated his song My Woman, My Woman, My Wife. They had two children, a son, Ronny (born 1949), and a daughter, Janet, (born 1959). (Janet Robbins would go on to become a singer herself.) Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Robbins died of complications following cardiac surgery. At the times of their deaths, Marty and Marizona lived in Brentwood in Williamson County, outside Nashville. They are interred in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville. Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart, typically to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (e. ... Brentwood is a city in Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. ... Williamson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 660 Thompson Lane in Nashville, Tennessee. ...


Music

His musical accomplishments include the first Grammy Award ever awarded for a country song, for his 1959 hit and signature song "El Paso", taken from his album Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs. "El Paso" was also the first song to hit #1 on the pop chart in the 1960s. He won the Grammy Award for the Best Country & Western Recording 1961, for his follow-up album More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, and was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1970, for "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife." Robbins was named "Artist of the Decade" (1960-69) by the Academy of Country Music, was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982, and was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998 for his song "El Paso". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... See also: 1958 in music, other events of 1959, 1960 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1959 (date unknown) Jimi Hendrix buys first electric guitar: a White Single pickup Supro Ozark 1560 S. January 5 The first sessions for Ella Fitzgeralds George... El Paso is a 1959 western ballad by singer Marty Robbins. ... Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs is an album released by Marty Robbins on the Columbia Records label in September 1959, peaking at #6 on the U.S. pop albums chart. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - Motown Records signs The Supremes January 20 - Francis Poulencs Gloria is premiered in Boston February 12 - The Miracles Shop Around becomes Motowns first... // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ...


Robbins was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1975. For his contribution to the recording industry, Robbins has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6666 Hollywood Blvd. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc. ... // January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Trivia

  • The Grateful Dead performed "El Paso" live more than 385 times between 1969 and the group's 1995 disbandment. [2]
  • Robbins was the first country artist to have simultaneous numbers 1, 2 and 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Pop Chart with 'A White Sport Coat', 'El Paso' and 'Don't Worry.'
  • 'Don't Worry' has what is recognized as the first popular song with electric guitar distortion effects, played as a unique sound on a malfunctioning tube amplifier.
  • The Who's 2006 album "Endless Wire" includes the song "God Speaks, of Marty Robbins." The song's composer, Pete Townshend, explains that the song is about God's deciding to create the universe just so he can hear some music, "and most of all, one of his best creations, Marty Robbins." [3]
  • The Beasts of Bourbon released a song called "The Day Marty Robbins Died" on their 1984 Debut LP "The Axeman's Jazz"
  • Elvis Presley performed "You Gave Me A Mountain" over 500 times between 1972 and 1977
  • Robbins portrayed a musician in the 1982 Clint Eastwood film "Honkytonk Man." Robbins died a few weeks before the film's release in December 1982.
  • The city of El Paso, Texas honored Robbins by naming a park and a recreational center after him.

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Selected discography

  • "Just a Little Sentimental" (1951)
  • "I'll Go On Alone" (1953)
  • "That's All Right Mama" (1954)
  • "Singing the Blues" (1956)
  • "Carl, Lefty, and Marty" (1956)
  • "Rock'n Roll'n Robbins" (1956)
  • "The Song of Robbins" (April 29, 1957)
  • "A White Sport Coat" (1957)
  • "The Story of My Life" (1957)
  • "Song Of the Islands" (December 30, 1957)
  • "Marty Robbins" (December 20, 1958)
  • "The Hanging Tree" (1959)
  • "El Paso" (1959)
  • "Big Iron" (1960)
  • "Ballad of the Alamo" (1960)
  • "Don't Worry" (1961)
  • "It's Your World" (1961)
  • "Devil Woman" (1962)
  • "Ruby Ann" (1962)
  • "Begging to You" (1964)
  • "Cowboy in the Continental Suit" (1964)
  • "Ribbon of Darkness" (1965)
  • "Tonight Carmen" (1967)
  • "I Walk Alone" (1968)
  • "You Gave Me a Mountain" (1969)
  • "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife" (1970)
  • "Walking Piece of Heaven" (1973)
  • "No Signs of Loneliness Here"*(1975) rare album of covers
  • "El Paso City" (1976)
  • "Among My Souvenirs" (1976)
  • "Return to Me" (1978)
  • "Some Memories Just Won't Die" (1982)
  • "The Strawberry Roan"
  • "A Hundred And Sixty Acres"
  • "They're Hanging Me Tonight"
  • "Cool Water"
  • "Billy The Kid"
  • "Utah Carol"
  • "The Master's Call"
  • "Running Gun"
  • "In The Valley"
  • "The Little Green Valley"
  • "The Hanging Tree"
  • "Saddle Tramp"
  • "I Hang My Head and Cry"

Singing the Blues is a popular song. ... A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation) was a 1957 rock and roll song with words and music both written by Marty Robbins. ... The Story of My Life is a popular song. ... For the 1959 motion picture, see The Hanging Tree. ... El Paso is a 1959 western ballad by singer Marty Robbins. ... Big Iron is a country music ballad by Marty Robbins, originally released as an album track on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959, then as a single in February 1960. ...

Notes

References

  • IMDb Bio Retrieved on 2008-01-25
  • Pruett, Barbara J. "Marty Robbins: Fast Cars and Country Music". Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 2007. ISBN 0-8108-6036-8

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External links

This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... The Western Music Association was incorporated in 1989 to promote western music as well as the history and literature of the American West. ... The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ...

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Marty Robbins died in Nashville on December 8, 1982, due to surgical complications.
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