Merle Kilgore

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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Merle Kilgore Discography

Albums

SLP 251 Merle Kilgore There's Gold In Them Thar Hills(LP, Album) Starday Records SLP 251 US 1963 Sell This Version
Merle Kilgore Ring Of Fire! (Album) Hilltop Canada 1969 Sell This Version
BCD 15544 Merle Kilgore Teenager's Holiday(CD) Bear Family Records BCD 15544 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
SRW 16316 Merle Kilgore The Tall Texan(LP, Album) Wing Records SRW 16316 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

X8266 Merle Kilgore It Can't Rain All The Time / Seeing Double, Feeling Single(7") Imperial X8266 US 1954 Sell This Version
X5409 Merle Kilgore Trying to Find (Someone Like You)(7", Single) Imperial X5409 US 1956 Sell This Version
X5379 Merle Kilgore Please, Please, Please / Teenager's Holiday(7") Imperial X5379 US 1956 Sell This Version
X5555 Merle Kilgore Hang Doll / Tom Dooley, Jr.(7") Imperial X5555 US 1958 Sell This Version
45-497 Merle Kilgore Getting Old Before My Time(7", Single) Starday Records 45-497 US 1960 Sell This Version
Merle Kilgore I Am (Single) Parkway US 1963 Sell This Version
K13168 Merle Kilgore Whiskey Road / Five Miles Down The Road(7") MGM Records K13168 US 1963 Sell This Version
none Merle Kilgore Second Fiddle To A Steel Guitar(7", Promo) Marathon Productions none US 1966 Sell This Version
5-10049 Merle Kilgore Nevada Smith(7", Single, Promo) Epic 5-10049 US 1966 Sell This Version
6000 Merle Kilgore Packing An Unpacking / Beyond My Conscience And The Door(7", Single) Ashley Records 6000 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-964 Merle Kilgore A Different Kind Of Pretty / My Side Of Life(7", Single) Starday Records 45-964 US 1972 Sell This Version
Merle Kilgore Love 'O' Love (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1974 Sell This Version
E-47252 Merle Kilgore And Friends* / Merle Kilgore Merle Kilgore And Friends* / Merle Kilgore - Mister Garfield / I'm A One Woman Man(7", Promo) Elektra E-47252 US 1981 Sell This Version
7-69895 Merle Kilgore The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down(7", Single, Promo) Elektra 7-69895 US 1982 Sell This Version
7-69895 Merle Kilgore The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down(7", Single) Elektra 7-69895 US 1982 Sell This Version
Merle Kilgore Just Out Of Reach (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1984 Sell This Version
X5584 Merle Kilgore Ride Jesse Ride(7", Single) Imperial X5584 US Unknown Sell This Version
808 Merle Kilgore Jimmie Bring Sunshine / Dear Mama(7") J-I-M Records 808 US Unknown Sell This Version
5-10146 Merle Kilgore I Just Don't Care Anymore / I'd Cry Like A Baby(7", Promo) Epic 5-10146 US Unknown Sell This Version
5-9762 Merle Kilgore It's All Over Now(7", Single) Epic 5-9762 US Unknown Sell This Version
4-44463 Merle Kilgore Wild rose / The Patches (Made The Change)(7", Promo) Columbia 4-44463 US Unknown Sell This Version

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