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  Conway Twitty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States' most successful artists of the 20th century.
Conway Twitty's across the board totals were greater than that of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and Garth Brooks.
Twitty was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999 and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
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 Conway Twitty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Twitty was born in the small town of Friars Point, EHandler: no quick summary.
Conway Twitty became an overnight success thanks to the B side of his single.
Conway Twitty always wanted to record country music and in 1965 he did just that.
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 Conway Twitty
In 1955, Twitty cut demos for Sun Records in nearby Memphis under his newly-adopted moniker of Conway Twitty: Conway for Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty for Twitty, Texas.
By 1975, Conway Twitty had become an musician of such stature that a copy of "Privet Radost," his Russian-language version of "Hello Darlin,'" was presented by an American commander to his Russian counterpart during a joint space venture.
Twitty collapsed after a performance in Branson, Mo. He later died in a Springfield, Mo., hospital of a stomach hemmorage.
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 Conway Twitty -- Music By Conway Twitty & MP3 Downloads, CDs, DVDs - music.
Originally a '50s rock & roll singer, Conway Twitty became the reigning country superstar of the '70s and '80s, racking up a record 40 number one hits over the course of two decades.
With his deep, resonant down-home voice, Twitty was one of the smoothest balladeers to work in Nashville during the country-pop era, but he was also one of the most adventurous.
Once Twitty reached the top of the country charts in the late '60s, he stayed there for years on end, releasing a consistent stream of Top 10 hits that both defined and expanded the limitations of country-pop by adding subtle R&B, pop, and rock & roll influences.
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 Conway Twitty Biography
From then until his death in 1993, Conway Twitty would be a name to remember, both in rock 'n roll and later in country music.
Twitty's first chart entry was at No. 93 with "I Need Your Lovin," followed by the enormous hit "It's Only Make Believe," which rolled into No. 1 in pop in 1958, the first of nine pop Top 40 hits until 1973.
Twitty is considered the most consistent country hit maker ever, with 41 No. 1 singles.
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 Conway Twitty - Harold Lloyd Jenkins
Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, (September 1, 1933 - June 5, 1993) was America's most successful hit maker of the 20th century, in that he had the most singles (55) reach Number 1.
Conway Twitty's totals were greater than that of Elvis, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and Garth Brooks.
Twitty was born in the small town of Friars Point, Mississippi.
www.jeffosretromusic.com /twitty.html   (968 words)

  
 Conway Twitty: Mississippi Musician of country music fame
In terms of number one hits, Conway Twitty is the most successful recording artist in the history of country music because he has reached the top of the charts with country singles no less than fifty times in a career that has lasted thirty years.
Twitty had many different talents, but he chose to use his abilities as a singer/songwriter for his career to the joy of many country music lovers.
Twitty was still going strong when he died at the age of 59 on June 5, 1993.
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 Conway Twitty
Conway Twitty, who won the country crown for the R&R era, accumulated more than twice as many points from his legion of year-end hits than the leader of any other format.
Twitty was a child of the Mississippi River.
Twitty was very protective of his career and he attributed part of his longevity in the business by avoiding over-exposure.
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 VH1.com : Conway Twitty : Biography
Once Twitty reached the top of the country charts in the late '60s, he stayed there for years on end, releasing a consistent stream of Top Ten hits that both defined and expanded the limitations of country-pop by adding subtle R&B, pop, and rock & roll influences.
The son of a riverboat captain, Twitty (born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, September 1, 1933; died June 5, 1993) was born in Mississippi and raised in Helena, AR, where he learned to love not only country, but also blues and gospel.
Over the course of 1959 and 1960, Twitty released a number of singles, the most popular of which were the Top Ten "Danny Boy" and "Lonely Blue Boy," and appeared in the B movies Sex Kittens Go to College, Platinum High School, and College Confidential.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/twitty_conway/bio.jhtml   (1060 words)

  
 CMT.com : Conway Twitty : Biography
Conway Twitty was born Harold Jenkins on Sept. 1, 1933, in the small town of Friars Point, Miss.
In 1982, Twitty moved to Warner Bros. (then Elektra) and reached No. 1 with remakes of the Pointer Sisters' "Slow Hand" and Bette Midler's "The Rose." In 1987, he returned to MCA, where he co-produced his albums with his wife, Dee Henry.
Twitty became ill while performing in Branson, Mo., and he died on June 5, 1993, from an abdominal aneurysm.
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 The Incredible Conway Twitty
Conway, from Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty, from Twitty,Texas.
Twitty was almost always represented somewhere on the country charts.
Conway Twitty, died in 1993 at age 59 from an
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 Conway Twitty: Love Songs - PopMatters Music Review
Twitty was, after all, a crossover from the ranks of the Beatles-beaten rockabilly scene.
Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in 1933, Conway Twitty became the unlikely icon of the Southern ladies' man. He spent most of his boyhood in Helena, Arkansas, and haggled over whether to play professional baseball or become a rock 'n' roller.
In all likelihood, Twitty's impact on women was less a factor than his modeling for sex-hungry gents.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/t/twittyconway-love.shtml   (687 words)

  
 Conway Twitty MP3 Downloads - Conway Twitty Music Downloads - Conway Twitty Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Twitty has been responsible for his own material off and on through his career, but the amount of...
Twitty has been responsible for his own material off and on through his career, but the amount of interest he has shown in his various recording projects wavers greatly.
Still, most songwriters would like to be Twitty on the front cover, an eye cocked in concentration while seated on the fl leather couch in his own studio, album covers mounted all around him.
www.mp3.com /albums/98632/summary.html   (526 words)

  
 Conway Twitty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1957, while touring with a rockabilly package, Twitty and his manager stuck pins in a map and the pairing of a town in Arkansas with another in Texas led to "Conway Twitty", a name as memorable as Elvis Presley.
Twitty's record sounded much like an Elvis Presley parody, so it was ironic that Peter Sellers should lampoon him as Twit Conway and that he became the model for Conrad Birdie in the musical Bye Bye Birdie.
Twitty's US Top 10 recording of "Lonely Blue Boy", a song that had been left out of Elvis Presley's film King Creole, led to him naming his band the Lonely Blue Boys, although they subsequently became the Twitty Birds.
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 Conway Twitty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Each year the annual Conway Twitty softball tournament is held in Hendersonville.
We all worked around Conway and knew him to be one of the kindest and straight forward men anywhere.
Conway will always be remembered for those two famous words that always brought a smile and a sigh.....
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 Conway Twitty Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Conway Twitty was a Living Legend in the Country Music era.
Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, he came up with the stage name Conway Twitty from looking at a map and combining Conway, Arkansas with Twitty, Texas.
Twitty City, in Tennessee, was his amusement park and home.
campus.pc.edu /students/eddies/cs102/twitty.htm   (171 words)

  
 JR.com: Conway Twitty - 25 Number Ones in Music: Country:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was 10 years before Twitty, reinvented as a country singer, had another Number One hit, the classic whiskey-stained weeper "The Next in Line." From there on in, Twitty established himself as one of the biggest and classiest singers in mainstream country music, buoyed by the highly commercial production approach of Owen Bradley.
A major aspect of Twitty's career was his collaboration with Loretta Lynn, and their partnership is reflected here on a number of '60s and '70s hits.
Conway Twitty spent the first decade of his career pursuing rock & roll fame as a rockabilly singer/songwriter (he even did some demos for Sun Records) before making his fateful switch to country music.
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 Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame - Conway Twitty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Conway Twitty is the only musician to ever have 55 number one records in the United States, a feat that surpasses the Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra!
Twitty was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins on September 1, 1933 in Friars Point, Mississippi.
After his discharge from the Army, Conway Twitty recorded his first number one hit, the Elvis inspired rock and roll ballad "It's Only Make Believe" on MGM records in 1958.
www.sec.state.la.us /museums/delta/delta-conway.htm   (257 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Conway Twitty - 20 Greatest Hits [TeeVee]: Music: Conway Twitty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While Conway Twitty remains one of the greatest crooners of all times, this collection by TeeVee Records are not original recordings.
All in all, this is a good cd, and represents a time when Conway was reflecting back on the hits that made him a country star, but if you want to hear what these recordings sounded like in their original splenor, buy the "Silver Anniversary Collection" on MCA.
I've been listening to Conway Twitty for some 30 years and this CD has the best coverage of his hit songs that I have seen on any one recording release.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000003OOC?v=glance   (936 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Late performers get chance to record live   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cochran, who is very much alive, and her veteran country producer, Jim Ed Norman, used a computer to create Twitty's entirely new vocal out of snippets of his past recordings.
Cochran is on the Warner Bros. Records label, and Twitty was, too, for part of his career.
Depending on your point of view, that could be either a dream job — or, for certain breeds of teenager, a form of torture that would've made the Inquisition proud.
www.usatoday.com /money/industries/technology/maney/2004-07-06-late-performers_x.htm   (1008 words)

  
 LINKS Page 1 / BRIAN McCULLOUGH / CONWAY TWITTY
Conway brought boldness to country music, and turned it on it's ear with his frank lyrics.
It isn't too far a stretch of the imagination for such a capable singer as Brian to portray both Roy Orbison and Conway Twitty.
Even though personally they were private people, both Conway and Roy made sure during their lifetimes that relations with their fans were warm and open.
www.brianmcculloughshow.biz /links.html   (354 words)

  
 Twitty 'duet' touching or tacky? - Friday, 07/09/04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Snippets of Twitty's voice were compiled electronically for a new song.
Jenkins is pleased with her husband's musical revival, and Norman said Twitty's part — which is only a few lines near the end of the recording — ''sounds natural.'' But, to country artist Vince Gill, the Twitty part does not convey the depth and richness of the Hall of Famer's earthly, earthy voice.
Stevens is hardly alone in her enthusiasm for the idea, and Cochran said that Twitty's family's approval was the ultimate barometer of the single's good sense and good taste.
www.tennessean.com /entertainment/music/archives/04/07/54040511.shtml?Element_ID=54040511   (1172 words)

  
 Interviews - Conway Twitty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
CONWAY TWITTY - YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT IT THAN I DO The Questions and Answers for this interview came from two meetings with Conway Twitty during his April 1970 tour of Europe.
From left to right, Stan Govaard and Robert Loers with Conway Twitty in Amsterdam during the press conference.
Jorn Wounlund with Conway Twitty at a later meeting in Gothenburg.
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 Conway Twitty Quizzes and Trivia -- World's Largest Trivia Site!
Guess the year each song was recorded, some of the songs he has a partner singing with him.
Quiz on Conway Twitty history and some of his songs,He had some wonderful hits and he will always be number one to me..
The first questions give you the line from a Conway Twitty song- you match the lyrics to the song.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/music/music_t-z/conway_twitty.html   (412 words)

  
 Conway Twitty - On The Mississippi
Currently, there are not enough Tomatometer critic reviews for Conway Twitty - On The Mississippi to receive a rating.
Part re-enacted documentary/part song-laden sing-along, this is a comprehensive look at the life and career of Conway Twitty.
An all-star cast of Hollywood's finest actors (including Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, and William Shatner) lend their voices to a motley assortment of furry CGI critters in the latest family comedy from DreamWorks.
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 Conway Twitty
1972--CMA\Vocal Duo of the Year\Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
1973--CMA\Vocal Duo of the Year\Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
1974--CMA\Vocal Duo of the Year\Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
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 Conway Twitty
Harold Jenkins aka Conway Twitty was instrumental in bringing Ronnie Hawkins to Canada, thereby making The Band possible.
The members of Twitty's group the Rock Housers, later known as the "Twitty Birds," (see also the photo in Levon's book after p.96) were the late Joe E. Lewis, guitar, drummer Jack Nance who taught Levon how to twirl sticks (see Levon's book p.78 and 79) and Blackie Preston, bass.
The photos below of Twitty and his group was taken at various locations in London, Ontario, summer 1958.
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 Conway Twitty - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
More than any other singer, he was responsible for selling country as an "adult" music, slipping sexually suggestive lyrics into his lush productions, yet never singing misogynist lyrics...
His name was a play on words, taken from Conrad Birdie, the main character in the play (and later movie) Bye-Bye Birdie and Birdie was a take-off on Elvis.
Twitty was a legend in country music until his premature death and he deserves his place in the country music hall of fame, not rock and roll.
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