Mickey Gilley

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Biography

Mickey Leroy Gilley was born 9th March 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi. Best known as a Country music singer and piano player, he moved to Houston at age 17 and began playing rock n roll in local clubs, cutting "Tell Me Why" and "Oo-ee-baby" for the local Minor label. He experienced little success on a succession of labels - Dot (Memphis), Rex (New Orleans), Khoury (Lake Charles, Louisiana) until in 1960 he cut "Is It Wrong" for Potomac which became a regional hit. Sadly, the label folded and Mickey continued trying on the Lynn, Sabra and Princess labels.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. Make the World Go Away  -  41,592 plays
  2. Stand by Me  -  33,574 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    The girls all get prettier at closing time
    They all begin to look like movie stars
    The girls all get prettier at closing time
    When the change starts taking place
    It puts a glow on every face
    Don't the Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time  -  22,228 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    If I sent a rose to you
    For everytime you made me blue
    You'd have a room full of roses.
    And if I sent a rose of white
    For every time I cried all night
    Room Full Of Roses  -  13,565 plays
  5. Here Comes the Hurt Again  -  9,802 plays
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