Roger Miller

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Descriptive "tags": country folk classic country oldies singer-songwriter Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

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 Don’t 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 Young’s 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...

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