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Roy "Little Roy" Wiggins
Birth: Jun. 27, 1926
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1999
Sevierville
Sevier County
Tennessee, USA

Musician. Born Ivan Leroy Wiggins in in Nashville, Tennessee, he liked Hawaiian and country music and quickly became proficient on the lap steel guitar. Dubbed "Little Roy", he started playing with Paul Howard and his Arkansas Cotton Pickers on the famed Grand Ole Opry radio show at age 14. In the 1940s, he performed with Pee Wee King, George Morgan, and on Eddie Arnold's hit records such as "I'll Hold You in My Heart", "Anytime" and Bouquet of Roses". With Eddie Arnold for 25 years, on his own he recorded two solo albums, "Mister Steel Guitar" (1962) and "18 All Time Hits" (1966). During the 1970s, he worked as a session player, toured as a solo act and with Ernest Ashworth and the Willis Brothers. He died of heart disease. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Goodlettsville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section Gethsemane Plot 150-A-1 [unmarked]
GPS (lat/lon): 36.29463, -86.72481
 
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Record added: Feb 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8558
Roy Little Roy Wiggins
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Roy Little Roy Wiggins
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Roy Little Roy Wiggins
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- bob tarte
 Added: Aug. 3, 2016

- Blue Lady
 Added: Aug. 3, 2016
You ROCK Mister Steel Guitar! For Sure.
- Jeannie
 Added: Aug. 3, 2016
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