Conway Twitty


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Conway Twitty was born on September 1, 1993 and died in June 5, 1993. He was an American country music artist with a bias towards singing rock and roll, R & B and pop music. He was born as Harold Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi and was named after Harold Lloyd a silent movie actor. It is his father who was a riverboat pilot who taught him how to play the guitar at age of four. His early exposure to music can also be traced to the black church in town where he got to listen to the sounds of gospel and the gathering of the family members every Saturday night around the radio to listen to the Grand Ole Opry. At only ten years he put up the Philips county Ramblers and this is after his family migrated to Helena, Arkansas. He also had a local radio show on Saturday morning besides practicing playing baseball. As a matter of fact, he was approached by Philadelphia Phillies after completing High school but later joined the US Army. His passion for music did not end with this call for duty but formed a band in the army besides playing for the local Army baseball team. The band he formed while in the army was called Cimmarons. After he was discharged from the military he started writing rock and roll songs and also worked with the Sun studios where he practiced singing. It is also worth noting that at the moment it is the popularity of Elvis Presley which attracted him to Memphis.