Chanteur Country US né le 29 Octobre 1942 à Russellville (Alabama).

Best-known for penning the outlaw country anthem "Ladies Love Outlaws," singer/songwriter Lee Clayton never achieved the same level of notoriety as some of the artists who recorded his songs. Yet in spite of a limited singing voice, he crafted some expressive, highly personal music in his own right. Clayton grew up in Oak Ridge, TN, and took up the steel guitar at age nine; after just a year and a half, he was good enough to perform on local radio. After a stint in the Air Force, Clayton moved to Nashville in 1969 to make it in the music business, and scored his first big success when Waylon Jennings turned "Ladies Love Outlaws" into a hit anthem in 1972. Clayton recorded his own self-titled debut album for MCA the following year, but despite critical praise, it wasn't commercially successful. Clayton left Nashville for Joshua Springs, CA, but continued to pen songs for other artists; among his most notable contributions were Jerry Jeff Walker's "Lone Wolf" and Willie Nelson's "If You Could Touch Her at All." His success as a songwriter encouraged him to return to Nashville, and he signed a solo deal with Capitol in 1977. Two acclaimed albums -- 1978's Border Affair and 1979's Naked Child -- followed, and Clayton embarked on his first world tour. However, immediately following the release of 1981's The Dream Goes On, he abruptly quit the music business, instead devoting his energies to writing; the '80s produced two autobiographical books and a play, Little Boy Blue. Clayton did eventually return to recording with 1990's Another Night, a live album recorded in Oslo, Norway; the same year, the Highwaymen recorded his "Silver Stallion." However, little has been heard from him since.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar, Steel Guitar

Style musical : Outlaw Country, Progressive Country

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72dARFxvW14

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

10/1973 SP MCA 40151 (US) . Bottles Of Booze / Lonesome Whiskey
04/1978 SP CAPITOL 4564 (US) . If You Can Touch Her At All / My Woman Of Love
07/1979 SP CAPITOL 4751 (US) . I Ride Alone / A Little Cocaine
1980 SP SONOPRESSE 2C 008 86076 (F)

I Ride Alone / A Little Cocaine

06/1981 SP CAPITOL 5012 (US) . Ooh How Lucky I Am / Won't You Give Me One More Chance
1981 SP CAPITOL CL 16193 (UK) Ooh How Lucky I Am / Won't You Give Me One More Chance

Albums

09/1973 LP 12" MCA MCA-365 (US) LEE CLAYTON - Carnival Balloon / Bottles Of Booze / Henry McCarty / New York City Suite 409 / Mama, Spend The Night With Me / Red Dancing Dress / Danger / Lonesome Whiskey / Ladies Love Outlaws
03/1978 LP 12" CAPITOL ST 11751 (US) BORDER AFFAIR - Silver Stallion / If You Can Touch Her At All / Back Home In Tennessee / The Border Affair / Old Number Nine / Like A Diamond / My Woman My Love / Tequila Is Addictive / My True Love / Rainbow In The Sky
04/1979 LP 12" CAPITOL ST 11942 (US) NAKED CHILD - Saturday Night Special / I Ride Alone / 10,000 Years- Sexual Moon / Wind And Rain / I Love You / Jaded Virgin / Little Cocaine / If I Can Do It
05/1981 LP 12" CAPITOL ST 12139 (US) THE DREAM GOES ON - What's a Mother Gonna Do / Industry / Won't You Give Me One More Chance / Draggin' Them Chains / Where Is The Justice / What'cha Gonna Do? / Oh How Lucky I Am / The Dream Goes On
11/1989 CD PROVOGUE PRD 7008 2 (UK) ANOTHER NIGHT - I Ride Alone / Draggin' Them Chains / A Little Cocaine / Like A Diamond / Tequilla Is Addictive / Money / Industry / The Dream Goes On
09/1994 CD PROVOGUE PRD 7065 2 (UK) SPIRIT OF TWILIGHT - We Are The Romans / Purest Heart Of All / Dead Dog / Women On The Road / Rumours Gossip And Lies / Childhood's End / Rolling With Those Changes / Rock Of Love / Freedom / Money Ain't Nothing / Nothing Else Matters / Road
11/1995 CD EDSEL 434 (UK) BORDER AFFAIR / NAKED CHILD - Silver Stallion / If You Can Touch Her At All / Back Home In Tennessee / The Border Affair / Old Number Nine / Like A Diamond / My Woman My Love / Tequila Is Addictive / My True Love / Rainbow In The Sky / Saturday Night Special / I Ride Alone / 10,000 Years- Sexual Moon / Wind And Rain / I Love You / Jaded Virgin / Little Cocaine / If I Can Do It
11/2002 CD REPERTOIRE 4847 (GER) THE ESSENTIAL LEE CLAYTON 1978-1981 - Silver Stallion / Back Home In Tennessee / Border Affair / Old Number Nine / Like A Diamond / Tequila Is Addictive / Rainbow In The Sky / Saturday Night Special / I Ride Alone / 10,000 Years / Sexual Moon / Wind & Rain / Jaded Virgin / Industry / Won't You Give Me One More Chance / Where Is The Justice
01/2008 2 CD ACADIA 8194 (US) BORDER AFFAIR - THE CAPITOL YEARS :
CD 1 : Silver Stallion / If You Can Touch Her At All / Back Home In Tennessee / Border Affair / Old Number Nine / Like A Diamond / My Women My Love / Tequila Is Addictive / My True Love / Rainbow In The Sky / Saturday Night Special / I Ride Alone / 10,000 Light Years - Sexual Moon / Wind And Rain
CD 2 : I Love You / Jaded Virgin / A Little Cocaine / If I Can Do It (So Can You) / What's A Mother Gonna Do / Industry / Wont You Give Me One More Chance / Draggin' Them Chains / Where Is The Justice / Whatcha Gonna Do / Oh How Lucky I Am / The Dream Goes On

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