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Mickey Leroy Gilley was an American country music singer and songwriter who was born in Natchez, Mississippi, United States.
He moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s, although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s.
This brought him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts as well.
Among his biggest hits are “Room Full of Roses”, “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time”, and the remake of the Soul hit “Stand by Me”.
Gilley, who was a cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl McVoy, Jim Gilley, Sonny Gilley, and Jimmy Swaggart, charted 42 singles in the top 40 on the US Country chart.
Did Mickey Gilley Die Today: When Did Mickey Gilley Died?
The American country music singer and songwriter helped a neighbour in July 2009 move furniture and fell with the love seat falling on top of him, crushing four vertebrae.
The accident left him temporarily paralyzed from the neck down, but after intensive physical therapy, HE was possible to walk again and get back to the stage one year after.
However, he was not able to develop the hand coordination required for playing the piano.
Born on March 9, 1936, in Natchez, Mississippi, United States, Mickey Gilley died on May 7, 2022, at the age of 86.
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