Mickey Newbury

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter country folk americana alt-country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Milton J. Newbury Jnr., 19 May 1940, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 28 September 2002, Vida, Oregon, USA. Newbury began by singing tenor in a harmony group, the Embers, who recorded for Mercury Records. He worked as an air traffic controller in the US Air Force and was stationed in Oxfordshire, England (Newbury later wrote ‘Swiss Cottage Place’ about spending weekend leave at parties in London, which was recorded by Roger Miller). In 1963, he worked on shrimp boats in Galveston, Texas and started songwriting in earnest. The following year he was signed to Acuff-Rose Music in Nashville. Among his early compositions are ‘Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings’ (Don Gibson and Tom Jones), ‘Here Comes The Rain, Baby’ (Eddy Arnold and Roy Orbison), ‘How I Love Them Old Songs’ (Carl Smith), and ‘Sweet Memories’ (Willie Nelson and Andy Wiliams).

In 1968 Kenny Rogers and the First Edition had a US pop hit with...

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