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Lefty Frizzell
Original name: William Orville Frizzell
Birth: Mar. 31, 1928
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1975
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Country Singer. With one of the most distinctive voices in country music, his relaxed style was a major influence on musicians such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison and Randy Travis. Between 1950 and 1953 he had thirteen hit records, writing and performing songs that have become standards in country music. His hits included "Mom and Dad's Waltz," "Saginaw Michigan, "I Love You a Thousand Ways," "Always Late." and "Long Black Veil," later recorded by Johnny Cash. He performed at the Grand Ole Opry, toured with the Louisiana Hayride, was the first country singer to appear in the Hollywood Bowl and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His hits are still recorded by performers in contemporary country music, but despite his influence, his music is largely forgotten. In 1975 he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 1982, to the Country Music Hall of Fame. (bio by: Dan) 
Family links: 
  Naamon O Frizzell (1908 - 1993)
  A D Cox Frizzell (1909 - 1982)
  Alice Lee Harper Frizzell (1928 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Stroke
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.29556, -86.72571
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 15, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 2923
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My dad loved your music and remember listening to it esp when we lived in Alaska before it was ever a state, hearing yr music always bring back those great memories of your music in Alaska you gave us all, esp my dad, RIP!
 Added: Aug. 29, 2017
Lefty, You were a great singer and songwriter. You influenced so many in country music and so many people. One of my favorites. Rest in Peace Sir.
- Ronnie Burks
 Added: Aug. 5, 2017
One of the first songs I learned as a little kid was "If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time." It was an old song even then, but my dad used to listen to it and sing along.
- knickerbockerflat
 Added: Jul. 31, 2017
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