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Marty Robbins

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Biography

Robbins in 1966.

Source: Wikipedia

Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and racing driver. One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time for most of his near four-decade career. Robbins often topped the country music charts, and several of his songs also had crossover success as pop hits.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Martin David Robinson
  • Born: September 26, 1925 Glendale, Arizona, United States
  • Died: December 8, 1982 (aged 57) Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Genres: country, western, gospel, pop, rock and roll, rockabilly
  • Occupation(s): Musician, songwriter, actor, NASCAR driver
  • Instruments: Guitar, piano, dobro, vocals
  • Years active: 1948–1982
  • Labels: Columbia, Decca
  • Best finish: 48th (1974)
  • First race: 1966 Nashville 400 (Nashville)
  • Last race: 1982 Atlanta Journal 500 (Atlanta)

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Street named after late country music star Marty Robbins
Yahoo Entertainment, 2016-09-27 21:47:14
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — City officials in Glendale have named a street after late country music star Marty Robbins, who was born in the Phoenix suburb in 1925.

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