Barton Lee Hazlewood, 9 July 1929, Mannford, Oklahoma, USA, d. 4 August 2007, Henderson, Nevada, USA. Hazlewood, the son of an oil worker, studied medicine at the Southern Methodist University in Fort Worth, Texas and served in Korea as a disc jockey for military radio. On his return in 1953, Hazlewood became a disc jockey at the KCKY station in Coolidge, Arizona. Two years later he took up a position at KRUX in Phoenix, and also set himself up as an independent record producer with his own Viv Record label and Debra Publishing Company. Hazlewoods burgeoning songwriting career saw him pen The Fool, Run Boy Run and Son Of A Gun for Sanford Clark. On Clarks recordings, Hazlewood experimented with ways of recording Al Caseys guitar, often using echo. In 1957, after The Fool had become a US Top 10 pop hit for the Dot Records label, Hazlewood formed the unsuccessful Jamie label, with publisher Lester Sill...
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