John Conlee

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Country / Bluegrass
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 August 1946, Versailles, Kentucky, USA. Conlee’s early years were filled with farm chores, but he was playing the guitar on local radio before he was 10. He describes Versailles as ‘a very small town with a very large barbershop chorus’ in which he sang high tenor. Like soul singer Solomon Burke, he became a licensed embalmer. In the mid-70s he set about establishing himself in Nashville. He worked as a morning disc jockey, and he was signed to MCA Records. His best-known record is his debut US country hit from 1978, his own composition, ‘Rose Coloured Glasses’. Ironically, it was a number 5 record, while seven others made number 1. Conlee had his first US country number 1 with ‘Lady Lay Down’, then ‘Backside Of Thirty’, which he wrote, ‘Common Man’, ‘I’m Only In It For The Love’, ‘In My Eyes’, ‘As Long As I’m Rockin’ With You’, written by 60s R&B artist Bruce...

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