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Lee Hazlewood
Birth: Jul. 9, 1929
Mannford
Creek County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 2007
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA

Singer, Songwriter, and Record Producer. Lee Hazlewood was born Barton Lee Hazlewood in the small town of Mannford, Oklahoma. He left Oklahoma at the age of 6 but came back in the summers because his father was an oil field wildcatter. In 1968, Lee told a newspaper, "I'm an Okie, and you'll have to go skin diving if you want to see where I was born." He was speaking of Mannford, the original site of which is now covered by Keystone Reservoir. He studied pre-medicine at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas before serving in the Army during the Korean War. Lee worked briefly in Oklahoma City as an insurance investigator before moving to Phoenix, Arizona in the mid 1950's to become a disc jockey and part time record producer. During this period, he developed recording techniques that drew the attention of then unknown record producer Phil Spector. Spector did his first work on Trey Records, a small label Hazlewood had established. Lee's musical career spanned 50 years beginning with the western hit, "The Fool" recorded by Sanford Clark in 1956. After moving to California in 1957, he rapidly expanded his credits to include a long string of solo albums, a record collaboration with Ann Margaret and the Dean Martin hit, "Houston" among others. He is often credited as one of the pioneers of "country rock" for his own songwriting style and for releasing the album, "Safe at Home" by Gram Parsons' International Submarine Bank, in 1968 on the Lee Hazlewood International Records label. Lee was most famous for his work with Nancy Sinatra, including writing and producing hits such as, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", "Sugartown" and "Some Velvet Morning." He also produced "Something Stupid", the popular duet Nancy recorded with her father Frank Sinatra in 1967. In 2005, Lee was diagnosed with kidney cancer and released his final album, "Cake or Death" in 2006. He died at his home in Henderson, Nevada leaving behind his third wife, Jeane, son Mark and daughters Debbie and Samantha. (bio by: Brenda N) 
 
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Record added: Aug 05, 2007
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Lee Hazlewood
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Lee Hazlewood
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Happy Heavenly Birthday, Mr. Hazelwood. Your songs were great! Rest in eternal peace.
- sjm
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014

- elaine bailey
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014
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