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Leon Payne Vol 3-355

September 11, 2017

11 September – anniversary of Leon Payne (June 15, 1917 – September 11, 1969), blind country music singer and prolific (1,000 + songs) songwriter nowadays best remembered for enduring classics like I Love You Because (big hit for Jim Reeves) and Lost Highway and They’ll Never Take Her Love From Me, both recorded by Hank Williams. His radio career began in 1935, sometimes showcasing his multi instrumental skills. From the late 1930s onwards he was playing with various bands (including Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys in 1938), and cut his first solo recordings in 1939, featuring his smooth baritone.

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