Friday, September 23, 2011

Ferlin Husky - Country Music Hall of Famer (aka Terry Preston, Simon Crum)

Ferlin Husky - Ferlin Eugene Husky (December 3, 1925 – March 17, 2011) performed "both kinds of music: Country AND western," as the Blues Brothers movie line goes.  Actually it cut across the regional sub-genres of traditional country, honky honk, western ballads, spoken recitations, rocakabilly, blue grass,  and semi-pop country.  I reckon Ol' Ferlin had a couple dozen top 20 hits on the country charts from the early fifties all the way up to the mid-seventies.  Some reports even say he had "matinee-idol looks."  From this provile view - I'd have to agree he looks pretty hot.  Robert Duvall covered his hit song Wings of a Dove - for his country movie Tender Mercies.

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