Personalities | Conway Twitty | Fifties | Rock
Mississippi-born Harold Jenkins, who changed his name in 1957 to reflect the place names of Conway, Arkansas, and Twitty, Texas, started his career as a rock’n’roll singer in the late 1950s, scoring his biggest hit in 1958 with ‘It’s Only Make Believe’, continuing in 1959 with ‘Mona Lisa’ and a second US million-seller, ‘Lonely Blue Boy’. In 1965, Twitty moved into country music and became one of the most successful country acts of all time with 40 US country No. 1s, including five duets with Loretta Lynn.
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