George Jones

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by George Jones

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George Glenn Jones, 12 September 1931, Saratoga, Texas, USA. Jones is the greatest of honky tonk singers but he has also been a victim of its lifestyle. He learned guitar in his youth, and in 1947, was hired by the husband-and-wife duo Eddie And Pearl. This developed into his own radio programme and a fellow disc jockey, noting his close-set eyes and upturned nose, nicknamed him ‘The Possum’. He married at 18 but the couple separated within a year. Jones joined the marines in 1950... Read more

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new wave
idiosyncratic
calming
reggae
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