Conway Twitty Fact Sheet: Who was Conway Twitty? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Conway Twitty.
Conway Twitty Fact File Biography: Conway Twitty Fact File Biography: *** Lifespan: 1933 - 1993 *** Full Name: Harold Lloyd Jenkins *** Stage Name: Conway Twitty *** Date of Birth: Conway Twitty was born on September 1st 1933 *** Place of Birth: Conway Twitty was born in Friars Point, Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States *** Religion: Conway Twitty *** Occupation: American Singer, Songwriter and Musician *** Date of Death: Conway Twitty died on June 5th 1993 *** Place of Death: Conway Twitty died in Springfield, Missouri, United States ***
Conway Twitty Fact 1:
Conway Twitty was born on September
1st 1933 in Friars Point, Coahoma
County, Mississippi and would become
a famous singer, songwriter and
Conway Twitty Fact 9: Working with Sam Phillips at the Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee he was searching for his sound and writing rock and roll material.
Conway Twitty Fact 10: He was
also told around this time that his
own name Harold Jenkins was not
catchy enough and he was advised to
choose another name. Some say he
used the name of an actual person,
others that he looked at a road map
and saw Conway in Arkansas and
Twitty in Texas and chose Conway
Twitty for his stage name.
Conway Twitty Fact 16: In 1971 he sang with Loretta Lyne. After the Fire Is Gone, which would also lead to further success. Between 1972 and 1985 Conway and Loretta Lyne won four Country Music Association awards consecutively for vocal duos as well as other awards.
Conway Twitty Fact 17: Having spent most of his career with Decca which would be renamed MCA from 1965, in 1981 too many changes in MCA caused Conway to change record studios and he signed with Elektra/Asylum which later merged with Warner Bros. Records, its parent company in 1983. However he would return to MCA.
Conway Twitty Fact 18:
Conway Twitty was married four time.
The first time was to Ellen when
they found she was pregnant with
their son, Michael. The marriage
lasted barely a year. His second and
third marriage was to Mickey and
together they had three children,
Kathy, Joni Lee and Jimmy. The
couple had divorced and remarried
quietly but eventually Conway’s time
away from home was too much for
Mickey and she divorced him.
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