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Ferlin Husky
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Vocalist
    (December 3, 1925-March 17, 2011)
    Born in Flat River, Missouri
    Recorded the singles 'A Dear John Letter' (with Jean Shepard, 1953), 'I Feel Better All Over' (1955), 'Gone' (1957), 'A Fallen Star' (1957), 'My Reason for Living' (1959), 'Draggin' the River' (1959), 'Wings of a Dove' (1960), 'The Waltz You Saved for Me' (1962), 'Timber I'm Falling' (1964), 'Once' (1967), 'Just for You' (1968), 'Heavenly Sunshine' (1970), 'Sweet Misery' (1971), 'Rosie Cries a Lot' (1973), 'Freckles and Polliwog Days' (1973) and 'Champagne Ladies and Blue Ribbon Babies' (1974)
    Appeared in the films 'Country Music Holiday' (1958), 'Forty Acre Feud' (1965), 'Las Vegas Hillbillies' (1966), 'Hillbillies in a Haunted House' (1967) and 'Swamp Girl' (1971)
    Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2010)
    He first recorded as 'Terry Preston' to hide his rural roots.
    When he began using his real name, he initially spelled it 'Huskey' before reverting to the original spelling.
    He also recorded novelty songs under the name 'Simon Crum.'
    He became the morning performer at Boxcar Willie's theater in Branson.
    He said about his wait to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, 'Some of the people that vote are so young, I thought they'd never heard of me. I figured they thought Ferlin Husky was some kind of disease.'
    He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II and received a citation for his actions under fire during the D-Day landings.
    'Gone' and 'Wings of a Dove' both topped the country chart for 10 weeks, crossed over to the pop Top 20, and were certified gold with sales of over one million records.
    His son Danny died in a car crash (1970).
    He frequently helped out up and coming talents, such as Buck Owens. ('I dressed him up, putting some decent clothes on him, and got him with Capitol Records.')
    Merle Haggard said, 'There were a lot of years when nobody in the business could follow him. He was the big live act of the day. A great entertainer.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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