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Whatever Happened To Conway Twitty?

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Number One Hits: 55. Take that in for just a minute: 55 Number One Hits.

It’s nearly unimaginable, and was unprecedented until George Strait came along with his, well, unbelievable career.

But that’s what Conway Twitty had. And who knows, there may have been more.

I would assume that no one saw that coming when Harold Jenkins was born in Friars Point, Mississippi in 1933. But Harold Jenkins became Conway Twitty and in 1958 topped the music chart with “It’s Only Make Believe.”  That was the first of the fifty five.

And 1970 brought Conway’s signature smash, ‘Hello Darlin’.

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Conway had 20 – count ’em, 20 – #1 hit’s in the 1970’s alone, from ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ to ‘You’ve Never Been This Far Before’ to ‘The Games That Daddies Play’ to, well, more than we have room to mention.

And of course, there are the legendary duets with Loretta Lynn that continue to live on. Classic’s like ‘Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man’.

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The greatest country music artist of all time? There is, of course, no definitive answer to that question, but Conway Twitty would certainly be an important name in the discussion.

So whatever happened to the legendary Hall of Famer Conway Twitty?

Conway became ill while performing in Branson, Missouri in June of 1993 and died in Springfield, Missouri June 5, 1993 from an abdominal aortic aneurism.  He was just 59 years old.

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