Chanteuse Country US née Bonnie Campbell, le 1er Octobre 1929 à Blanchard (Oklahoma). Bonnie Owens fut l'épouse de Buck Owens et de Merle Haggard. Elle est décédée le 24 Avril 2006 à Bakersfield (Californie), un mois après le décès de son premier mari, Buck Owens.

Apart from her solo career, singer Bonnie Owens is well known for the work she did with her former husbands, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Born Bonnie Campbell on October 1, 1929, in Oklahoma City to a pair of sharecroppers and one of eight children, she first met Buck in the mid-'40s when he had a local daily 15-minute radio show. Once Buck discovered that Bonnie could sing, he helped her get a job with him on another radio show in 1947. The following January, Buck and Bonnie married, but the union was short-lived. By 1951, after giving birth to two sons, the marriage was over. Since neither could afford a divorce, they stayed legally married, but separated, for several years. Bonnie and the two boys left for Bakersfield, where she worked as a cocktail waitress. It was during this period that Bonnie met Fuzzy Owen and guitarist Roy Nichols, who would be instrumental in the career of Haggard.
By the late '50s Bonnie was recording on the Mar-Vel label with Fuzzy and his band, the Sun Valley Playboys. She cut a well-received duet album with Fuzzy, her sometime boyfriend, on Tally Records, which would later be re-released on Capitol Records as "Just Between the Two of Us." In 1961, Bonnie saw Haggard singing for the first time at a Lefty Frizzell concert. At the time, Haggard was just a few months out of San Quentin prison for breaking and entering. By 1964 Fuzzy was managing Haggard and suggested that Bonnie and Haggard re-record "Just Between the Two of Us." Taking Fuzzy's advice paid off; the song hit the top of the country charts but not for long. It was replaced by "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers," Haggard's breakthrough single.
In 1965 Haggard signed with Capitol Records, married Bonnie, and signed the Strangers (including Bonnie) with a booking agency owned in part by Buck. Bonnie's marriage to Haggard lasted until 1978, but the two had already separated in 1975. Eventually Bonnie resumed touring with the Strangers in the late '70s and remarried for the final time to Fred McMillenher. She continued to tour regularly with Haggard and the Strangers. While Bonnie released half a dozen albums and numerous singles on Capitol Records in the mid- to late '60s, she remained satisfied singing backup as a member of the Strangers.

Talents : Vocals

Style musical : Traditional Country, Bakersfield Sound

Waggin' Tongues (1963)

Just Between The Two Of Us (1964) (Bonnie Owens & Merle Haggard)

ALL OF ME BELONGS TO YOU (1967)

WILL YOU WANT ME JUST AS MUCH (1967)

I SAW THE LIGHT (1970)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1953 78 t. & SP MAR-VEL 102 (US)

Bonnie & Fuzzy OWENS - A Dear John Letter / Wonderful World

1953 78 t. & SP GRANDE GR-104 (US) Bonnie & Fuzzy OWENS - A Dear John Letter / Wonderful World
1953 78 t. & SP MAR-VEL MV-615 (US) A Dear John Letter (Bonnie & Fuzzy OWENS) / Turkeys In The Pea Patch (George Wilson with Bill Lillpop's Western Band)
06/1954 SP "X" 4X-0028 (US) I Traded My Heart For His Gold / Take Me
10/1954 SP "X" 4X-0065 (US) No Tomorrow / Just A Love For Someone To Steal
05/1956 78 t. TALLY 101 (US) Bonnie & Jo Ann – The Kern County Sweethearts - Father / Please Don’t Take Him From Me
05/1956 SP TALLY 45-101 (US)

Bonnie & Jo Ann – The Kern County Sweethearts - Father / Please Don’t Take Him From Me

1960 SP DEL-FI 4142 (US) Miss Bonnie OWENS - Just For The Children's Sake / This Other
03/1963 SP PIKE 5917 (US) Look Homeward Dear Angel (Tommy Dee) / Missing On A Mountain (Tommy Dee with Bonnie Owens)
05/1963 SP TALLY T-149 (US) Waggin' Tongues / Why Daddy Don't Live Here Anymore
02/1964 SP TALLY T-156 (US) Don't Take Advantage On Me / Stop The World
09/1964 SP TALLY T-181 (US) Bonnie Owens & Merle HAGGARD - Just Between The Two Of Us / Slowly But Surely
1964 SP TALLY T-184 (US) Lie A Little / I'll Try Again Tomorrow
07/1965 SP CAPITOL 5459 (US) Number One Hell / Longer You Wait
11/1965 SP CAPITOL 5529 (US) Souvenirs / Excuse Me For Living
03/1966 SP CAPITOL 5618 (US) Merry-Go-Round Of Love / Livin' On Your Love
07/1966 SP CAPITOL 5688 (US) Bonnie OWENS & The STRANGERS - What's It Gonna Cost Me / You Don't Even Try
10/1966 SP CAPITOL 5755 (US) Bonnie OWENS & The STRANGERS - Consider The Children / I Know He Loves Me
03/1967 SP CAPITOL 5847 (US) Bonnie OWENS & The STRANGERS - Someone Else You've Known / Best Part Of Me
08/1967 SP CAPITOL 5977 (US) Bonnie OWENS & The STRANGERS - I'd Be More Of A Woman / Everything That's Fastened Down Is Comin' Loose
11/1967 SP CAPITOL 2029 (US) Bonnie OWENS & The STRANGERS - Somewhere Between / Don't Tell Me
06/1968 SP CAPITOL 2210 (US) Bonnie OWENS & The STRANGERS - How Can Our Cheatin' Be Wrong / Yes I Love You Only
12/1968 SP CAPITOL 2340 (US) Bonnie OWENS & The STRANGERS - Lead Me On / I'll Always Be Glad To Take You Back
08/1969 SP CAPITOL 2586 (US) My Hi-Fi To Cry By / It Don't Take Much To Make Me Cry
01/1970 SP CAPITOL 2716 (US) That Little Boy Of Mine / Philadelphia Lawyer









Albums

10/1965 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2403 (mono) / ST-2403 (stereo) (US) DON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ME - Number One Heel / Pins And Needles / Don't Take Advantage Of Me / Lie A Little / You Don't Have Very Far To Go / Stop The World And Let Me Off / Longer You Wait / Begging To You  / Why Don't Daddy Live Here Anymore / Waggin' Tongues / I'll Try Again Tomorrow / I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
04/1966 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2453 (mono) / ST 2453 (stereo) (US) JUST BETWEEN THE TWO OF US - Bonnie OWENS & Merle HAGGARD - Just Between The Two Of Us / House Without Love Is Not A Home / Slowly But Surely / Our Hearts Are Holding Hands / I Want To Live Again / Forever And Ever / That Makes Two Of Us / I'll Take A Chance On Loving You / Stranger In My Arms / Too Used To Being With You / So Much For Me So Much For You / Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus
01/1967 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2660 (mono) / ST 2660 (stereo) (US) ALL OF ME BELONGS TO YOU - All Of Me Belongs To You / Best Part Of Me / Will You Want Me Just As Much / Consider The Children / I Won't Go Lookin' For You / Souvenirs / What's It Gonna Cost Me / Any Part Of You / Somebody Else You've Known / Excuse Me For Living / You Don't Even Try / I Know He Loves Me
02/1968 LP 12" CAPITOL T-2861 (mono) / ST 2861 (stereo) (US) SOMEWHERE BETWEEN - Somewhere Between / Gone Crazy / Hangin' On / I'd Be More Of A Woman / I Wish I Felt This Way At Home / Wabash Cannonball / Don't Tell Me / Just One Time / I Let A Stranger Buy The Wine / Everything That's Fastened Down Is Comin' Loose / Whatever Happened To Me / If You Really Want Me To I'll Go
03/1969 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-195 (US) LEAD ME ON - Lead Me On / I Couldn't Keep From Crying / Tonight I'll Throw A Party / Merry-Go-Round Of Love / I'll Look Over You / Yes I Love You Only / How Can Our Cheatin' Be Wrong / I'll Always Be Glad To Take You Back / Back Of My Hand / No 82 / Livin' On Your Love
11/1969 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-341 (US) HI-FI TO CRY BY - My Hi-Fi To Cry By / Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Alone / Philadelphia Lawyer / What Else Can I Do / It Don't Take Much To Make Me Cry / How Many / I'll Kiss My Wedding Ring Tonight / That Little Boy Of Mine / Jealous Heart / I Don't Care If Tomorrow Never Comes
09/1970 LP 12" CAPITOL ST-557 (US) MOTHER'S FAVORITE HYMNS - I Saw The Light / Where We'll Never Grow Old / Where The Soul Never Dies / Where Could I Go But To The Lord / Farther Along / What A Friend We Have In Jesus / I'll Fly Away / Medals For Mothers / Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus / Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
1972 LP 12" Hilltop JS-6106 (US)

That Makes Two Of Us - Merle HAGGARD & Bonnie OWENS - That Makes Two Of Us / I'll Take A Chance / I Wanta Live Again / Forever And Ever / Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus / Just Between The Two Of Us / Stranger In My Arms / Too Used To Being With You / So Much For Me, So Much For You

1999 CD CAPITOL / BONNIE OWENS BOCD 101 (US) THE BEST OF BONNIE OWENS - Gone Crazy / That Little Boy Of Mine / Stop The World / Jealous Heart / I'll Always Be Glad To Take You Back / Beggin' To You / Lead Me On / Wabash Cannonball / I Let A Stranger Buy The Wine / I'll Look Over You / Yes I Love You Only / You Don't Have Far To Go / I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart / Tonight I'll Throw A Party / Lie A Little / Just One Time / Philadelphia Lawyer / All Of Me Belongs To You / Consider The Children / Number One Heel / Why Don't Daddy Live Here Anymore / Livin' On Your Love / Souvenirs / Medals For Mothers / Don't Take Advantage Of Me / Somewhere Between / My Hi-Fi To Cry By
2000 CD King KSCD-5119 (US) JUST BETWEEN THE TWO OF US - Bonnie OWENS & Merle HAGGARD - Just Between The Two Of Us / House Without Love Is Not A Home / Slowly But Surely / Our Hearts Are Holding Hands / I Want To Live Again / Forever And Ever / That Makes Two Of Us / I'll Take A Chance On Loving You / Stranger In My Arms / Too Used To Being With You / So Much For Me So Much For You / Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus
09/2007  CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16178 (GER)

Queen Of The Coast :
CD 1 : A Dear John Letter (& Fuzzy Owen) / Wonderful Word (& Fuzzy Owen) / I Traded My Heart For His Gold / Take Me / Just A Love For Someone To Steal / No Tomorrow (& Fuzzy Owen) / Father (The Kern County Sweethearts) / Please Don't Take Him From Me (The Kern County Sweethearts) / That Little Boy Of Mine / Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus / Looking Back To See (& Fuzzy Owen) / Just For The Children's Sake / This Other / Missing On A Mountain (& Tommy Dee) / Why Don't Daddy Live Here Anymore / Waggin' Tongues / Stop The World (And Let Me Off) / Don't Take Advantage Of Me / Lie A Little / I'll Try Again Tomorrow / The Longer You Wait / You Don't Have Far To Go / Number One Heel / Beggin' To You / I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart / Pins And Needles
CD 2 : Slowly But Surely (& Merle Haggard) / Just Between The Two Of Us (& Merle Haggard) / So Much For Me, So Much For You (& Merle Haggard) / A House Without Love Is Not A Home (& Merle Haggard) / I Want To Live Again (& Merle Haggard) / Number One Heel / Pins And Needles / Lie A Little / Stranger In My Arms (& Merle Haggard) / Souvenirs / Merry Go Round Of Love / She Don't Deserve You / Excuse Me For Living / I'll Take A Chance (& Merle Haggard) / Our Hearts Are Holding Hands (& Merle Haggard) / Too Used To Being With You (& Merle Haggard) / That Makes Two Of Us (& Merle Haggard) / Forever And Ever (& Merle Haggard) / Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus (& Merle Haggard) / Living On Your Love / What's It Gonna Cost Me / You Don't Even Try / Someone Else You've Known / Whatever Happened To Me / Just For The Children's Sake / Consider The Children / I Know He Loves Me / The Best Part Of Me 
CD 3 : Will You Want Me Just As Much / Any Part Of You / I Won't Go Lookin' For You / Gone Crazy / The Best Part Of Me / All Of Me Belongs To You / If You Really Want Me To / Adios, Farewell Goodbye, Good Luck, So Long / If You Really Want Me To / Everything That's Fastened Down Is Comin' Loose / I'd Be More Of A Woman / I Wish I Felt This Way At Home / Hangin' On / The Back Of My Hand / I Let A Stranger Buy The Wine / Number 82 / Don't Tell Me / Just One Time / Somewhere Between / Wabash Cannon Ball / Tonight I'll Throw A Party
CD 4 : Yes, I Love You Only / How Can Our Cheatin' Be Wrong' / When Billy Comes Home To Arkansas / I'll Look Over You / I'll Always Be Glad To Take You Back / I Couldn't Keep From Cryin' / Lead Me On / Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Alone / I'll Kiss My Wedding Ring Goodbye / That Little Boy Of Mine / Jealous Heart / I Don't Care If Tomorrow Never Comes / How Many / What Else Can I Do / It Don't Take Much To Make Me Cry / My Hi-Fi To Cry / Philadelphia Lawyer / Where Could I Go But To The Lord / What A Friend We Have In Jesus / Medals For Mothers / I'll Fly Away / Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus / Gathering Flowers For The Masters Bouquet / Where We'll Never Grow Old / Where The Soul Never Dies / I Saw The Light / Farther Along / Faded Love

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