Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

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Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were one of the most popular Philly soul groups of the 1970s. Though ostensibly led by Melvin, Teddy Pendergrass was the most influential member of the group. They were signed to Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label. Though they had several hits from 1972 to 1975, they dried up after the departure of Pendergrass. The group continued touring, however, until Melvin died in 1997.


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The group continued touring, however, until Melvin died in 1997.
More about Roger can be found on the official Roger Miller Website (http://www.rogermiller.com/). Though they had several hits from 1972 to 1975, they dried up after the departure of Pendergrass. Awards:. They were signed to Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International label. Roger Millers' best known songs:. Though ostensibly led by Melvin, Teddy Pendergrass was the most influential member of the group. Roger Miller died of cancer.

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were one of the most popular Philly soul groups of the 1970s. In Erick, Oklahoma where he grew up, a thoroughfare was renamed "Roger Miller Boulevard.". He was voted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995. In addition to 11 Grammy Awards, Roger Miller won Broadway's Tony award for writing the score for the musical "Big River.". In 1959 he wrote his first number one song, "Billy Bayou" recorded by Jim Reeves.

On leaving the army he went to Nashville, to work on his music career. He later quipped "My education was Korea, Clash of 52.". When he was 17 he stole a guitar, but turned himself in and chose to join the army rather than go to jail. Heavily influenced by the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights and the Light Crust Doughboys on Fort Worth radio, he desperately wanted to be a singer-songwriter.

Roger had a lonely and unhappy childhood. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, to mother Laudene Holt Miller and father Jean Miller, Roger, the youngest of three boys, was sent to live with his Uncle and Aunt, Elmer and Armelia Miller, in Oklahoma when his father died while Roger was just one year old. Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 - October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. 1998 - Grammy Hall of Fame Song : "King Of The Road".

1997 - Grammy Hall of Fame Song : "Dang Me". 1995 - Country Music Hall of Fame. 1988 - Academy of Country Music: Pioneer Award. 1985 - Tony Award : Best Score: "Big River".

1965 - Academy of Country and Western Music: "Man of the Year". 1965 - Academy of Country and Western Music: "Best Songwriter". 1965 - Grammy Award: Best Country and Western Album: "The Return of Roger Miller". 1965 - Grammy Award: Best Contemporary (Rock 'N Roll), Single: "King of the Road".

1965 - Grammy Award: Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male: "King of the Road". 1965 - Grammy Award: Best Country and Western Recording, Single: "King of the Road". 1965 - Grammy Award: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: "King of the Road". 1965 - Grammy Award: Best Country Song: "King of the Road".

1965 - Jukebox Artist of the Year. 1964 - Grammy Award: Best Country and Western Album: "Dang Me"/"Chug-a-Lug". 1964 - Grammy Award: Best Country and Western Performance, Male: "Dang Me". 1964 - Grammy Award: Best Country and Western Recording, Single: "Dang Me".

1964 - Grammy Award: Best New Country and Western Artist. 1964 - Grammy Award: Best Country Song: "Dang Me". "You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd". "Do-Wacka-Do".

"In the Summer Time". "Engine Engine Number Nine". "England Swings". "Dang Me".

"Little Green Apples". "Chug-a-Lug". "King of the Road".

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