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Mel Tillis (8th August Birthday)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:18 pm
by john poole
Lonnie Melvin Tillis - born 8th August, 1932 (Dover, Florida)

'I Ain't Never' (Porter Wagoner Show) - song written by Mel with Webb Pierce (who first recorded it in 1959)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKSBpux- ... re=related

Bobby Bare - 'Detroit City' - song written by Mel with Danny Dill; also recorded by Joe Tex and by Solomon Burke. UK hit for Tom Jones.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G4bxA2Gfnc

Re: Mel Tillis (8th August Birthday)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:42 am
by john poole
Mel is 85 today

‘Goodbye Wheeling’ - appearing on the Opry ca 1967
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8pu1w448K0

‘I Could Have Gone Right’ ("just as easy as I went wrong") - a song that Merle Haggard would cover on his “Mama Tried” LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPBh-U5tizY

‘Stick with me Baby’ - Mel’s song, recorded by the Everly Brothers in 1960 and included on their second LP for Warner Bros "A Date with the Everly Brothers" (also issued on the B-side of 'Temptation')
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAu3BfKyJlE

It was reported at the beginning of the year that Mel had been able to return home from hospital after spending all of 2016 "under constant care"
http://tasteofcountry.com/mel-tillis-ho ... l-prayers/
https://www.meltillis.com/bio/default.htm
https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/2825 ... nav-entity