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

DL 5457 Terry Gilkyson Golden Minutes Of Folk Music(10", Album) Decca DL 5457 US 1953 Sell This Version
C110782, 60612-0 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 C110782, 60612-0 US 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

27515 The Weavers And Terry Gilkyson The Weavers And Terry Gilkyson - On Top Of Old Smoky (Single) Decca 27515 US 1951 Sell This Version
04853 Terry Gilkyson Stay Awhile / Rollin' Stone(Shellac, 10") Brunswick 04853 UK 1951 Sell This Version
91006 Terry Gilkyson Golden Minutes Of Folk Music(2x7", EP) Decca 91006 US 1953 Sell This Version
B-2124 Terry Gilkyson Marianne (EP) Columbia B-2124 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
G-21014 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 G-21014 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
429 289 BE Terry Gilkyson Marianne(7", EP) Philips 429 289 BE Denmark 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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