|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country rockabilly del reeves classic country folk|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Franklin Delano Reeves, 14 July 1932, Sparta, North Carolina, USA, d. 1 January 2007, Centerville, Tennessee, USA. A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who had his own radio show at the age of 12, Reeves moved to California, where by the late 50s, he had his own television show. He first charted in 1961 with Be Quiet Mind on Decca Records, but in 1965, he registered a US country number 1 with Girl On The Billboard after moving to United Artists Records, with whom he stayed until 1980. A number 4 hit with The Belles Of Southern Bell followed and he moved to Nashville. He became a regular on the Grand Ole Opry (having first guested on it in 1958) and remained on the roster through to the 80s. Between 1966 and 1986, he registered almost 50 country chart hits, including Women Do Funny Things To Me, Looking At The World Through A Windshield, Good Time Charlies, Be Glad, and...