Durwood Haddock

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

16 August 1934, Lamasco, Fanning County, Texas, USA. He lived in various parts of Texas as a child and could play fiddle and guitar in his mid-teens. He first worked as a disc jockey but was fired for playing ‘White Christmas’ in July. He played countless small honky tonks and clubs in Oklahoma and Texas for several years. In 1954, he recorded for Four Star and began writing songs with Eddie Miller, one of their first being ‘There She Goes’. Haddock’s own recording failed but in 1955, Carl Smith’s version remained in the country charts for six months, peaking at number 3. In 1961, country star Jerry Wallace’s recording made number 26 in the US pop charts and in 1980, the song was featured in the filmCoal Miner’s Daughter. Haddock continued to perform but between 1957 and 1962, he was a disc jockey at KERB Kermit, Texas. He then left to form his own band with which he toured steadily until 1968. In the early 60s, he recorded...

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