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After the war, Husky continued to develop the Crum character while working as a disc jockey in Missouri and then Bakersfield, California , in the late s. On January 16, , Husky was honored at West St. On March 8, , Husky was hospitalized again after several days of not feeling well. Views Read Edit View history. Country Music Hall of Fame s.

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Louiswhere he worked as a truck driver and steel mill worker while performing in honky huaky at night. In the s and s, Husky’s hits included ” Gone ” and ” Wings of a Dove “, each reaching number one on the country charts. He was married four times and for the last six years of his life lived with his long-time love, Leona Williams former wife of Merle Haggard.

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They will be permanently stored at the high school. Although he did not have more chart-toppers, he charted three dozen hits between andwith the biggest being “Once” and “Just for You” Members of the Grand Ole Opry. Husky was huskyy in Gumbo, Missourian unincorporated community in Northwestern St. This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat On July 15,his spokesman said he was recuperating at home after being released from a Nashville hospital.

He remained a popular concert draw, performing at the Grand Ole Opry and elsewhere.


As recently ashe lived in Vienna, Missouri. The Book of Golden Discs 2nd ed.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved from ” https: After the war, Husky continued to develop the Crum character while working as a disc jockey in Missouri and then Bakersfield, Californiain the late s. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Husky hus,y up on a farm near Flat River and attended school in Irondale.

John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missourion April 19,with congestive heart failure and pneumonia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On March 8,Husky was hospitalized again after several days of not feeling well.

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Husky was also known for his ability to mimic other popular country singers, including Tennessee Ernie Ford and Kitty Wells. As Simon Crum, he signed a separate contract with Capitol Records and began releasing records, the biggest of which was ‘s “Country Music is Here to Stay” number two for three weeks. On January 16,Husky was honored at West St. In the late s, Husky had a long string of hits, including the number-one “Gone” in he first recorded “Gone” as Terry Preston inbut the earlier version lacked the strings and backup singers of the newly emerging Nashville sound.

Husky was one of the first country singers to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording at Hollywood Blvd. In lateafter over 20 years with Capitol, Husky signed with ABC Recordswhere he scored several top hits intowith the biggest being the top “Rosie Cries a Lot” Ferlin Eugene Husky December 3, — March 17, [1] was an early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky-tonk, ballads, spoken recitations, and rockabilly pop tunes.


He was heralded for his vocal and comic prowess—and “all around showmanship”—that left a legacy as “one of the best entertainers country music has ever produced”.

He also created a comic outspoken hayseed character, Simon Crum; and recorded under the stage name Terry Preston from to With Capitol Records, he returned to using his given name. Francois County High School in Leadwood, Missouriwhere husjy singers and the high-school choir sang some of his hits. Husky suffered from cardiopathy for many years and was hospitalized several times since the late s, including for heart surgery in and blood clots in his legs in Barrie and Jenkins Ltd.

The street that runs through the city drunin in Leadwood, Missouri, is named for him.

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Views Read Edit Drunkij history. After dropping out of high school, Husky moved to St. His Crum character evolved from stories he told at the time about a Missouri neighbor named Simon Crump.