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    Mickey Gilley

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Couldn't Love Have Picked a Better Place to Die lyrics
    2Since I Fell for You lyrics
    3End Of The Line lyrics
    4Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time lyrics
    5You've Really Got a Hold on Me lyrics
    6Almost Persuaded lyrics
    Mickey Gilley feat. Freddy Fender
    7She Cheats on Me lyrics
    8My Babe lyrics
    9Fannie Mae lyrics
    10San Antonio Rose lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1City Lights [Playboy] [1974]
    2Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Epic) [1976]
    3Movin' On [Playboy] [1975]
    Lonely Wine [Astro] [1964]
    5Overnight Sensation [Playboy] [1976]
    6Gilley's Smokin' [Playboy] [1976]
    7Why Me Lord [1971]
    8Mickey Gilley's Greatest Hits [1977]
    9Room Full of Roses [Playboy] [1974]
    10Keepin' On [1975]


    Piano playing is in Mickey Gilley's blood - he's one of Jerry
    Lee Lewis' cousins. Both Gilley and Lewis were born and
    raised in a rural area of Louisiana. But unlike his cousin,
    Gilley had to struggle before becoming a honky-tonk

    Mickey Gilley began making music in the '50s recording with
    Texas labels, but had little success. This lead to numerous
    performances in clubs in Texas during the 1960's, but he
    never quite attained national recognition.

    All that changed in 1970, when Gilley opened a honky-tonk
    club in Pasadena called Gilley's Club. In 1974, he found the
    notoriety he had been seeking -- his first number one
    country hit "Room Full of Roses." This hit seemed to open the
    floodgates and Gilley racked up 39 Top 10 hits with 17 of
    them No. 1 songs.

    Mickey Gilley's name became well-known in 1978, when his
    honky-tonk bar was featured in the movie, Urban Cowboy.
    Not only did Gilley have a cameo in the film, but it contained several of his songs.

    The '80s were slow for Gilley, culminating in the closure of his
    club. Not one to be deterred, Gilley opened a theater in
    Branson, Missouri in 1990, which has become a famous
    tourist town for country-music lovers.

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