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2 January 1936, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 25 October 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. Miller was brought up in Erick, Oklahoma, and during the late 50s, moved to Nashville, where he worked as a songwriter. His Invitation To The Blues was a minor success for Ray Price, as was (In The Summertime) You Dont Want Love for Andy Williams. Miller himself enjoyed a hit on the country charts with the portentously titled When Two Worlds Collide. In 1962, he joined Faron Youngs band as a drummer and also wrote Swiss Maid, a major hit for Del Shannon. By 1964, Miller was signed to Mercury Records Smash label, and secured a US Top 10 hit with Dang Me. The colloquial title was reinforced by some humorous, macabre lyrics (They ought to take a rope and hang me). The song brought Miller several Grammy Awards, and the following year, he enjoyed an international Top 10 hit with King Of...