Rex Allen

Rex Allen
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by Rex Allen

Biography

Rex Elvie Allen, 31 December 1920, Willcox, Arizona, USA, d. 17 December 1999, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Country singer Allen was no imitation cowboy - his family were homesteaders: a mountain lion was killed close to his home, his brother died from a rattlesnake bite, and the family lost everything in the drought of 1934. As Allen had ridden on the farm, he thought he could transfer to rodeos, but a fall from a Brahman bull directed his thoughts towards music. In 1945, he hosted the National Barn... Read more

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country
rockabilly
cowboy
traditional country
60s
all
country roots
shake the shack fucker
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