Mac Davis

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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Scott Davis, 21 January 1942, Lubbock, Texas, USA. Davis grew up with a love of country music but turned to rock ‘n’ roll in 1955 when he saw Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly on the same show, an event referred to in his 1980 song ‘Texas In My Rear View Mirror’. Davis, who was already writing songs, learned the guitar and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he ‘majored in beer and rock ‘n’ roll’. Davis married when he was 20 and his son, Scotty, became the subject of several songs including ‘Watching Scotty Grow’, recorded by Bobby Goldsboro and Anthony Newley. In the early 60s Davis took administrative jobs with Vee Jay Records and Liberty Records and made several unsuccessful records, including a revival of the Drifters’ ‘Honey Love’; much of this early work was collected in a 1984 compilation, inaccurately called 20 Golden Songs. A parody of Bob Dylan, ‘I Protest’, was produced by Joe...

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