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Mickey Gilley

Louisiana Legends Gala

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-06-28

Duration: 00:08:49

Subjects: GILLEY, MICKEY | Music | Country music | Singers

Contributors:

  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Marks, Bobby Interviewee
  • Davis, J. D. Interviewee
  • Palazzotto, Johnny Interviewee
  • Bingham, Judith Interviewee
  • Lewis, Tommy Interviewee
  • Gilley, Mickey Speaker

Description

This segment from the 2012 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Mickey Gilley accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Gilley, a native of Ferriday, is a country singer best known for such hits as “Room Full of Roses” and “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time.” The profile includes interviews with: Coach Bobby Marks, his friend; J.D. Davis, author; Johnny Palazzotto, music publisher and producer; Judith Bingham of the Delta Music Museum; and Tommy Lewis, his cousin. Host: Beth Courtney