Conway Twitty was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi, in 1933, and took his well-known stage name in 1957. He located early musical success in pop and rock ‘n’ roll before turning full time to state in 1965. As a country musician, he found his solution to the very best of the Billboard chart 55 times, a record until 2006, with tunes like “Hello Darlin'” and “Slow Hand.”
Produced Harold Lloyd Jenkins on September 1, 1933, in Friars Point, Mississippi, Conway Twitty was given his first guitar at age 4. Revealing early musical ability, Twitty formed his first band when he was 10. The Korean War interrupted his dream, though, and he was drafted to the Army. In the mid-1950s Twitty was swept right up in the furor surrounding Elvis Presley, and he moved to Memphis to pursue his musical dreams once more. He soon got a record contract with MGM and adopted the stage name Conway Twitty (from Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty, Texas).
Within the next ten years, Twitty changed from rock to country music, and he got his first country hit in 1968 with “Next in Line.” Conway Twitty’s tunes, including “Hello Darlin’,” “Goodbye Time,” “I’d Love To Lay You Down” and “That Is My Job,” peppered three decades of country music, and his duets with Loretta Lynn made them among the very most awarded male/female duos in recording history.
Along with performing his tunes dwell, Conway Twitty managed to appear in three feature films (all in 1961): College Confidential, Sex Kittens Go to College and Platinum High School. In 1982 he also started among the biggest tourist attractions in the state of Tennessee, Twitty City, a country music amusement complex. Conway Twitty died at age 59 in 1993 while touring in Missouri. He was inducted posthumously to the Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.