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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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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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.
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HAVING read the obituary of Professor George Jones in the Times newspaper of ApriI 17, I wrote the following communication to its editor without since receiving a response: "Reading the obituary of Professor George Jones in your publication of 17 April, I was surprised to learn that I must have been a 'Welsh immigrant' when I was conscripted for national service with the RAF.
George Jones went under the clippers after watching her aunt and a close family friend suffer with cancer.
PRESENTER George Jones is coming out of retirement after just one year to make his debut on internet radio.
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