George Hamilton IV
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Country / Bluegrass Pop / Rock Television|
|Tags:||country classic country oldies male vocalists elsaradio|
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19 July 1937, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. George Hamilton IV is one of the few American country stars to have become a household name in Britain, although he is sometimes confused with the actor George Hamilton. George Hamilton I was a farmer in the Blue Ridge, he says, George Hamilton II was a railroad man who loved country music and collected Jimmie Rodgers records. My father, George Hamilton III, was the general manager of a headache powder company. Im a city boy from a middle-class family but my parents gave me an honest love of country music. Wed listen to the Grand Ole Opry on a Saturday night. In 1956, while at the University of North Carolina, Hamilton persuaded a local label, Colonial, to record him. He recorded one of the first teen ballads, A Rose And A Baby Ruth, written by his friend John D. Loudermilk. Its regional success prompted ABC-Paramount Records to issue it countrywide - Hamilton...