Travis, Merle

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Dates:
Birth 1917-11-29
Death 1983-10-19
Americans

Biographical notes:

Guitarist, songwriter, and performer. Born November 29, 1917. Died October 20, 1983. Full name: Merle Robert Travis. As a leading exponent of the thumb-style guitar technique, his innovative style influenced generations of guitar players. Songwriting credits include the classics "Sixteen Tons," "Dark as a Dungeon," and "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)." Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame.

From the description of Oral history interview with Merle Travis; 1975 October 17; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1975 Oct. 17. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841164

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Subjects:

  • Country musicians--Interviews
  • Country music--History
  • Composers--Biography
  • Guitarists--Biography
  • Guitarists--Interviews
  • Composers--Interviews
  • Country musicians--Biography

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  • United States (as recorded)