Billy Swan

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Billy Swan

American songwriter and singer, best known for his 1974 single, [GUI]I Can Help[GUI] add

Category: Music

Born in 1942.

Countries: United States (55%), (18%), Turkey (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Clyde McPhatter, Cuba, Billboard Hot 100

 

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Billy Swan was born in 1942 add something

 

"'Billy Lance Swan"' is an American songwriter and singer, best known for his 1974 single, "I Can Help" add something


1962

His first big break was in 1962 when Clyde McPhatter recorded "Lover Please", a song written by Swan when he was in a local band called Mirt Mirly & the Rhythm Stoppers, and which had first been recorded by Bill Black add something


1965

Swan moved to Memphis, Tennessee to work with Black, but this was cut short with Black's illness and subsequent death in 1965 add something


1969

In 1969, Swan first took on the role of record producer, producing Tony Joe White's Top Ten hit "Polk Salad Annie" add something


1974

His first album included the song "I Can Help", a rockabilly number that topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and country charts in 1974, becoming a hit in many other countries add something


1979

Billy Joel - In 1979, Joel travelled to Havana , Cuba, to participate in the historic Havana Jam festival that took place between March 2–4, alongside Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson; Stephen Stills, the CBS Jazz All-Stars, the Trio of Doom, Fania All-Stars, Billy Swan, Bonnie Bramlett, Mike Finnegan, Weather Report, plus an array of Cuban artists such as Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Tata Güines and Orquesta Aragon.


1980

Vern Monnett - After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1980s, Monnett began working as the lead guitarist and pedal steel player with Eagles and Poco bassist Randy Meisner, Billy Swan, and Charlie Rich Jr


1986

In 1986 he walked into a Californian studio as part of a band called Black Tie and along with Meisner, Jimmy Griffin , David Kemper , David Miner and David Mansfield recorded an album called "When the Night Falls" add something


2000

He recorded another solo album, "Like Elvis Used to Do" in 2000, and another Black Tie-style album with Meisner and Charlie Rich, Jr. billed as "Meisner, Swan & Rich" add something


2003

Marlu died on Feb. 12, 2003 after a long and courageous struggle with cancer add something

 

Marlu died on February 12, 2003, from cancer add something