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Jones, George (Glenn)

(1931–  ) musician; born in Saratoga, Texas. One of the stars of country music, he was born into a poverty-stricken family and raised in Beaumont, Texas, where he began singing on the streets as a teenager. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he made his first record in 1953, appeared on the Louisiana Hayride in 1955, and scored his first hit, "Why Baby Why," in 1956, the first of over 60 singles that he placed on the Country Top-10 charts over the next four decades. He moved to Nashville in 1957 where he joined the Grand Ole Opry. His songs increasingly reflected the turbulence of his four marriages and his struggles with alcohol and drugs, and his skill at conveying heartbreak and headache established the standard against which modern country music is measured.
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George Jones had the glory of perpetrating the first joke on him; he gave him a cigar with a firecracker in it and winked to the crowd to come; the thing exploded presently and swept away the bulk of Nicodemus's eyebrows and eyelashes.
A building that once hosted George Jones will be available at auction
Lewis snr said: "Simon moved to Upton-on-Severn last year, to stables that were previously used by George Jones, and he's been busy putting down new gallops.
But an electronic bingo game, hosted by BBC star George Jones, raised more than eyebrows when two male guests stripped off their clothes as they competed for the top prize.
GEORGE JONES AND TAMMY WYNETTE We Go Together / Let's Build A World Together (T Bird Americana) * GEORGE Jones from Saratoga, Texas and Tammy Wynette from Tremont, Mississippi were the greatest country and western couple of them all and here are two of their albums together on one CD.
The ensemble, pictured here rehearsing at Bryn Clwyd School, Llandyrnog, comprise (back, left to right) Les Neish, John Powell, Ryan Breen and Paul Walton, with children Heidi Legg and George Jones.
George Jones, country singer, died at the age of 81.
Our hearts are saddened to hear that George Jones has passed away.
Waylon Jennings once sang: "If we all could sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones.
COUNTRY legend George Jones died in Nashville yesterday at the age of 81.
Hockey players (back |row, l-r) George Jones and Oscar Kay; front row, Mollie Hughes, Ella Bromley and Bethan Ellis
Victory was claimed by Ysgol Caergybi - Team B with a team comprising George Jones, omas Evans, Amber Martin and Nichola Young.