Chanteur Country US né le 9 mars 1936. Glen Sherley, ancien taulard, fut une des figures les plus tragiques de la Country Music des années soixante-dix, avec une carrière qui a duré moins qu'une décennie. Il à écrit pour Johnny Cash et Eddy Arnold. Il s'est suicidé le 11 mai 1978 à Gonzales (Californie).
Singer-guitarist-songwriter Glen Sherley was one of the great success stories, and one of the most tragic figures in country music of the 1970s, with a career that lasted less than a decade. A convict at Vacaville, CA and formerly a resident of criminal justice institutions in Chino, Solidad, San Quentin, and Folsom, Sherley began writing songs in the 1960s and sent a tape of one of them to Johnny Cash. It was while incarcerated at Folsom that Sherley saw Cash perform "Greystone Chapel," and that heralded his career as a songwriter. His next big step came when Eddy Arnold recorded a Sherley song, "Portrait Of My Woman," which became a single and the title track of Arnold's next album. This led to a live recording of Glen Shirley, done in cooperation with the California prison authorities on Jan. 31, 1971, which was released by Mega Records. The album was successful enough to get Sherley a contract with House of Cash, Johnny Cash's publishing organization, as a songwriter. He also made it into the movie Flower Out of Place, a documentary about performances at Tennessee State Prison, performing with Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, and Roy Clark. Sherley's final years in the late '70s were marked by obscurity and confusion along with estrangement from his family. He took his life in the spring of 1978.
Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter
Style musical : Contemporary Country, Traditional Country
Années en activité :
|1971||LP 12" MEGA 311006 (US)||GLEN SHERLEY - Dialogue / Looking Back In Anger / Greystone Chapel / F.B.I. Top Ten / Portrait Of My Woman / Dialogue / Mama Had Country Soul / Pick A Bouquet / Dialogue / If This Prison Yard Could Talk / Step Right This Way / Frisco Song / Keep Steppin' / Measure Of A Man|
|10/2006||CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16845 (D)||LIVE AT VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA - Dialogue / Looking Back In Anger / Greystone Chapel / F.B.I. Top Ten / Portrait Of My Woman / Dialogue / Mama Had Country Soul / Pick A Bouquet / Dialogue / If This Prison Yard Could Talk / Step Right This Way / Frisco Song / Keep Steppin' / Measure Of A Man|
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