Hazel Dickens

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Hazel Jane Dickens, 1 June 1935, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA. Dickens was the eighth of 11 children in a family that struggled hard to make a living in an area where coalmining was the sole industry. Dickens learned to play guitar and bass and developed a great interest in not only the local music but also music by more modern singers she heard on the radio, such as Ernest Tubb and Kitty Wells. Her father, as well as working for the mining industry and locally as a Baptist minister, was... Read more