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MERLE TRAVIS


MERLE TRAVIS
 
Merle Travis and his guitar playing style was developed out of a native tradition of finger-picking in Western Kentucky.


SUMMARY
 
Full Name: Merle Robert Travis
 
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
Known For: Composer of the song - "Sixteen Tons"
 
Instruments: Voice, Guitar
Music Styles: Country
 
Location: OK, United States of America
 
Web Site: http://ofgc.bizland.com/merle_travis.htm
 
Date Born: 29th November 1917
Location Born: Rosewood, Kentucky, United States of America
 
Date Died: 20th October 1983
Location Died: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Heart Failure
 
Summary: His lyrics often discussed the exploitation of coal miners. Among his many well-known songs are "Sixteen Tons".
 
Photo Comments: The above image is a publicity shot and most probably belongs to the author or the recording company.
 
 
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