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Dick Curless

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Dick Curless

American country-music singer, a pioneer of the trucking music genre, commonly known as the [GUI]Baron of Country Music add

Category: Music

Born in 1932.

Countries: United States (36%), Maine (36%), Massachusetts (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Maine, United States Army, California

Linked to: United States Army, CBS, Capitol Records

 

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Dick Curless was born in 1932 add something


1948

Curless began his music career in 1948, in Ware, Massachusetts, where he hosted a radio show and toured with a local band called the "Trail Blazers add something


1950

He spent much of the late 1950s performing in clubs in California and Las Vegas but occasionally returned home to Maine to recover from periods of illness and fatigue add something


1951

He married his wife, Pauline, in 1951, and only six months after the wedding, he was drafted into the United States Army add something


1952

Korean War - He served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 first as a truck driver and later as a radio host with the stage name "Rice Paddy Ranger add something


1954

He returned home to Maine in 1954 and continued performing on radio shows, but he spent much of the following year, 1955, in the privacy of his home due to a chronic illness add something


1956

In 1956, Curless returned to the public spotlight and appeared on the CBS television show "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" add something


1960

The pinnacle of his career came in the late 1960s with eleven top-40 hits, including "Six Times a Day add something


1965

In 1965, Curless recorded one of the biggest hits of his career, "A Tombstone Every Mile," which cracked the top-5 on the Billboard country charts and propelled him to national fame add something


1966

From 1966 to 1968, he toured the nation with the "Buck Owens All American Show" add something


1970

After his success in 1970 with the hits "Big Wheel Cannonball" and "Hard, Hard Traveling Man," he recorded infrequently until he released the albums "Welcome To My World" and "It Just A Matter Of Time" in Norway in 1987 add something


1975

His song 'Bury the Bottle With Me' is referenced in the 1975 Stephen King novel 'Salem's Lot add something


1991

Curless recorded an album with German country musician Tom Astor in 1991 add something


Dick Curless died in 1995 add something