Terry Gilkyson

Terry Gilkyson

Real Name:
Hamilton Henry Gilkyson III
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Born: Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 17 June 1916
Died: Austin, Texas 15 October 1999

"Terry" Gilkyson, singer and songwriter, wrote several of the biggest hit records of the early 1950s. His "Memories are Made of This" became both a number one song for Dean Martin in 1956 and a clever catchphrase for the nostalgia boom. He recorded two albums of folk songs, The Solitary Singer, volumes 1 and 2, in 1950 and 1951, but had his first hit record in 1951 when he joined The Weavers, with "On Top of Old Smokey".

With his songwriting friends Rick Dehr and Frank Miller, Gilkyson had formed a folk group, Terry Gilkyson And The Easy Riders. They released the album "Golden Minutes of Folk Music" in 1953.

In 1958 the Easy Riders scored the film Windjammer, and then in the 1960s, Gilkyson wrote music for the long-running television series The Wonderful World of Disney. In 1967 Gilkyson wrote the song "The Bare Necessities" for the Walt Disney cartoon The Jungle Book, in 1970 he contributed to the score of The Aristocats.

His daughter Eliza Gilkyson is a singer-songwriter. His son Tony Gilkyson has played with both X (5) and Lone Justice.
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Terry Gilkyson Discography

Albums

Terry Gilkyson Golden Minutes Of Folk Music (Album, EP) Decca US 1953 Sell This Version
BV-3323 Ron Grainer, Terry Gilkyson Ron Grainer, Terry Gilkyson - Walt Disney Presents The Moon-Spinners(12", Album) Buena Vista Records BV-3323 US 1964 Sell This Version
George Bruns, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Terry Gilkyson George Bruns, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Terry Gilkyson - Walt Disney Presents The Jungle Book - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) Walt Disney Records, Walt Disney Records US 1990 Sell This Version
LP 155 Terry Gilkyson Exciting Stories Of The Bible(LP, Album) Golden Records (2) LP 155 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Weavers And Terry Gilkyson The Weavers And Terry Gilkyson - On Top Of Old Smoky (Single) Decca US 1951 Sell This Version
04853 Terry Gilkyson Stay Awhile / Rollin' Stone(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 04853 UK 1951 Sell This Version
Terry Gilkyson Marianne (EP) Columbia Canada 1957 Sell This Version
LLP3191 Terry Gilkyson, The Sherman Brothers Terry Gilkyson, The Sherman Brothers - Il Libro della Giungla(7") Disneyland Records LLP3191 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
The Weavers With Terry Gilkyson And Chorus* / The Weavers With Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra The Weavers With Terry Gilkyson And Chorus* / The Weavers With Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra - On Top Of Old Smoky / Goodnight Irene (Single) MCA Records Canada Unknown Sell This Version
429 289 BE Terry Gilkyson Marianne(7", EP) Philips 429 289 BE Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
DSP 34 Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr - Tem Que Ter Mulata(7", Single) Disques Parade DSP 34 France Unknown Sell This Version
N°52 Terry Gilkyson Verte Campagne(7", S/Sided, W/Lbl, fle) Disque Armor N°52 France Unknown Sell This Version

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