Roger Miller, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Roger Miller

Singer-songwriter, musician, actor

Date of Birth: 02-Jan-1936

Place of Birth: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Date of Death: 25-Oct-1992

Profession: actor, composer, singer, singer-songwriter, musician, lyricist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Roger Miller

  • Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs and his chart-topping country and pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me", and "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era. After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army, Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, writing such hits as "Billy Bayou" and "Home" for Jim Reeves and "Invitation to the Blues" for Ray Price.
  • He later began a recording career and reached the peak of his fame in the mid-1960s, continuing to record and tour into the 1990s, charting his final top 20 country hit "Old Friends" with Willie Nelson in 1982.
  • He also wrote and performed several of the songs for the 1973 Disney animated film Robin Hood.
  • Later in his life, he wrote the music and lyrics for the 1985 Tony-award-winning Broadway musical Big River, in which he acted. Miller died from lung cancer in 1992 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame three years later.
  • His songs continued to be recorded by other singers, with covers of "Tall, Tall Trees" by Alan Jackson and "Husbands and Wives" by Brooks & Dunn; both reached the number one spot on country charts in the 1990s.
  • The Roger Miller Museum in his home town of Erick, Oklahoma, was a tribute to Miller.

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