Merle Kilgore

Real Name:
Wyatt Merle Kilgore
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Born: August 9th 1934 Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA
Died: February 6th 2005, Mexico

Song writer, guitarist, country music entertainer, manager and actor born in Chickasha, Oklahoma and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was perhaps best known for his songwriting and wrote his first number one hit at 18 - "More And More," which was recorded by Webb Pierce. He also wrote the 10-million selling "Wolverton Mountain," which was recorded by Claude King (2). His biggest hit, co-written by June Carter Cash, was Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire." In 1964 he was hired, in what turned into a 21 year, as the opening act for Hank Williams Jr. during which time their friendship blossomed and he took to managing Williams Jnr.
Also an actor and long-time member of the Screen Actors Guild, Kilgore appeared in several films, including "Coal Miner's Daughter" and the Robert Altman film "Nashville." In 1993, Kilgore was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in Lafayette, Louisiana. He died in February 2005 at the age of 70 while undergoing treatment for lung cancer.
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Albums

SLP 251 Merle Kilgore - There's Gold In Them Thar Hills album art Merle Kilgore There's Gold In Them Thar Hills(LP, Album) Starday Records SLP 251 US 1963 Sell This Version
MGW-12316-W Merle Kilgore - The Tall Texan album art Merle Kilgore The Tall Texan (Album) Wing Records MGW-12316-W US 1966 Sell This Version
JS-6084 Merle Kilgore - Ring Of Fire! album art Merle Kilgore Ring Of Fire! (Album) Hilltop JS-6084 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
563/564 Merle Kilgore - Country Music Time Program 563 / 564 album art Jim Glaser, Merle Kilgore, Nate Harvel Jim Glaser, Merle Kilgore, Nate Harvel - Country Music Time Program 563 / 564(LP, Transcription) U.S. Air Force 563/564 US 1979 Sell This Version
Amazon-1002 Merle Kilgore - Possum Holler Presents Merle Kilgore album art Merle Kilgore Possum Holler Presents Merle Kilgore(LP, Album) Amazon Records (3) Amazon-1002 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-HL8103 Merle Kilgore - It Can't Rain All The Time / Seeing Double, Feeling Single album art Merle Kilgore It Can't Rain All The Time / Seeing Double, Feeling Single (Single) Imperial 45-HL8103 UK 1954 Sell This Version
8256 Merle Kilgore - More And More / What Makes Me Love You album art Merle Kilgore The Tall Texan* More And More / What Makes Me Love You(Shellac, 10") Imperial 8256 US 1954 Sell This Version
X8300 Merle Kilgore - Everybody Needs A Little Lovin' album art Merle Kilgore Everybody Needs A Little Lovin'(7", Promo) Imperial X8300 US 1955 Sell This Version
X5409 Merle Kilgore - Trying to Find (Someone Like You) album art Merle Kilgore Trying to Find (Someone Like You) (Single) Imperial X5409 US 1956 Sell This Version
5379 Merle Kilgore - Please, Please, Please / Teenager's Holiday album art Merle Kilgore Please, Please, Please / Teenager's Holiday Imperial 5379 US 1956 Sell This Version
X5555 Merle Kilgore - Hang Doll / Tom Dooley, Jr. album art Merle Kilgore Hang Doll / Tom Dooley, Jr. (Single) Imperial X5555 US 1958 Sell This Version
X5584 Merle Kilgore - Ride Jesse Ride album art Merle Kilgore Ride Jesse Ride(7", Single) Imperial X5584 US 1959 Sell This Version
1042 Merle Kilgore - I Take A Trip To The Moon album art Merle Kilgore I Take A Trip To The Moon(7") D (2) 1042 US 1959 Sell This Version
45/1545 Merle Kilgore - Jimmie Bring Sunshine / Dear Mama album art Merle Kilgore Jimmie Bring Sunshine / Dear Mama (Single) J-I-M Records 45/1545 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-497 Merle Kilgore - Getting Old Before My Time album art Merle Kilgore Getting Old Before My Time(7", Single) Starday Records 45-497 US 1960 Sell This Version
71918X Merle Kilgore - 42 In Chicago / Lover's Hell album art Merle Kilgore 42 In Chicago / Lover's Hell (Single) Mercury 71918X Canada 1961 Sell This Version
71839 Merle Kilgore - Wicked City album art Merle Kilgore Wicked City(7", Single) Mercury 71839 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-533 Merle Kilgore - Just Another Song Now / Daddy's Place album art Merle Kilgore Just Another Song Now / Daddy's Place(7", Single) Starday Records 45-533 US 1961 Sell This Version
45-AMT 1193 Merle Kilgore - 42 In Chicago album art Merle Kilgore 42 In Chicago(7", Single) Mercury 45-AMT 1193 UK 1962 Sell This Version
72048 Merle Kilgore - Ain't Nothin' But A Man / Somethin' Goin' On album art Merle Kilgore Ain't Nothin' But A Man / Somethin' Goin' On(7", Single) Mercury 72048 US 1962 Sell This Version
K13209 Merle Kilgore - Johnny Zero / Always An Apple album art Merle Kilgore Johnny Zero / Always An Apple (Single) MGM Records K13209 1963 Sell This Version
644 Merle Kilgore - Pinball Machine / Old Smokey album art Merle Kilgore Pinball Machine / Old Smokey (Single) Starday Records 644 US 1963 Sell This Version
P-864 Merle Kilgore - I Am album art Merle Kilgore I Am (Single) Parkway P-864 US 1963 Sell This Version
K13168 Merle Kilgore - Whiskey Road / Five Miles Down The Road album art Merle Kilgore Whiskey Road / Five Miles Down The Road(7") MGM Records K13168 US 1963 Sell This Version
K13277 Merle Kilgore - The Bell Witch / Slow Hard Way album art Merle Kilgore The Bell Witch / Slow Hard Way (Single) MGM Records K13277 US 1964 Sell This Version