Full Name:Mickey Leroy Gilley
Date of Birth:March 9, 1936
About Mickey Leroy Gilley
His music career flourished because of his cousin Jerry Lee Lewis, the rock and roll singer. Mickey Gilley did not think of himself as a professional singer until his cousin Lewis had a huge hit in the 1950s. Gilley then started recording few songs and one of his songs “Call Me Shortly” did really well. In 1960, Gilley went and played in many clubs and bars. He was popular in Texas. He then released his debut album under Paula Records. The album was named “Down the Line”, but he had only one minor hit in this album called “Now I can Live Again”.
He opened his first club in Pasadena in Texas in 1970. It was named Gilley’s Club. However the club was demolished and a school was built in its place later on. In 1974, Gilley was signed to Playboy Records. His first hit, “House of Roses” gave him national recognition, and it remains one of his signature songs to this day. Throughout 1970, he released plenty of hits. By the end of 1970, his popularity was fading away though.
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