l'opry, il programma radiofonico più longevo della storia, announced Jackson’s death in a news release.
Jackson, un chitarrista, eseguita sull'Opry a partire dal novembre. 3 1956 e stava ancora apparendo nello show in 2010. Di conseguenza, Fox17 in Nashville notes that the”Waterloo” is the longest current Opry member. Saturday night’s performance of the Opry was dedicated in his honor. His real name was Stonewall, after Confederate Gen. Tommaso “Muro di pietra” Jackson.
“Waterloo” was a hit on the country and pop charts in 1959. His other hits, mostly in the 1960s, incluso “Don’t Be Angry,” “B.J. the D.J,” “Why I’m Walkin’,” “A Wound Time Can’t Erase” e “I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water.”
Nel 1971, he recorded his version of Lobo’s “Me and You and a Dog Named Boo.”
Over the course of his career, Jackson landed 44 singles on the Billboard country chart.
Nel 2008, all'età 75, he settled a federal age discrimination lawsuit against the Opry. He claimed Opry officials had cut back his appearances starting in 1998, and sought $ 10 million in compensatory damages and $ 10 million in punitive damages. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Jackson was born in eastern North Carolina and was raised on a south Georgia farm.
Jackson’s mentor in his early career was country legend Ernest Tubb, who bought him his first stage clothes and hired him as his opening act. He was presented with the Ernest Tubb Memorial Award in 1997 for his contributions to country music, according to the Grand Ole Opry website.
Nel 1991, he privately published his autobiography, “From the Bottom Up.”
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