George Hamilton IV

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country / Bluegrass Pop / Rock Television
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Decades: 1960s
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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. I’m a city boy from a middle-class family but my parents gave me an honest love of country music. We’d 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...

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