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Dickey Lee

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Country songwriter Dickey Lee began his career recording for the Sun label. He was born Dickey Lipscomb on September 21, 1936, in Memphis and began playing in a band while in high school. The group won several talent shows, earning them a spot on a local radio station. Deejay Dewey Phillips convinced Sun Records to sign Dickey Lee, so the singer recorded two singles in 1957, "Good Lovin'" and "Fool, Fool, Fool." Neither did especially well, so he moved to Texas and continued to play. Dickey Lee finally hit the big time in early 1962 when George Jones took his song "She Thinks I Still Care" to the top of the country charts, where it stayed for six weeks. The record became one of Jones' biggest hits and also hit number one when Anne Murray recorded it in 1974. On the wings of Jones, Lee's "Patches" hit number six on the pop charts in August 1962; "I Saw Linda Yesterday" entered the same year and ended up at number 14 early in 1963. Lee recorded one other pop hit, 1965's "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)," but then focused strictly on production and songwriting during the late '60s. Persuaded to return to Nashville in 1969, he signed to RCA and in 1971 recorded a modest hit called "The Mahogany Pulpit." Dickey Lee's next single, "Never Ending Song of Love," crashed the country Top Ten in late 1971 and eventually reached number eight. He continued to record over the course of the '70s, usually peaking in the Top 30s and 40s except for two massive hits -- "Rocky," which topped the charts in 1975, and its number three follow-up, "9,999,999 Tears." Lee stayed with RCA until 1978 and re-emerged on Mercury a year later. His two highlights during the Mercury years were Top 30 singles from 1980, "Workin' My Way to Your Heart" and "Lost in Love." The latter, a duet with Kathy Burdick, became a pop hit for Air Supply the same year. After his contract expired, Lee continued to write songs and perform on occasional package shows. ~ John Bush
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Top Tracks

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    Popularity
  2.   Laurie (Strange Things Happen)
  3.   Patches
  4.   I Saw Linda Yesterday
  5.   Memories Never Grow Old
  6.   Only Trust in Me
  7.   I Want My Baby Back
  8.   Gina
  9.   Dream Boy
  10.   9,999,999 Tears
  11.   The Girl from Peyton Place
  12.   Got Leavin' on Her Mind
  13.   Red, Green, Yellow, & Blue
  14.   Annie
  15.   Take Me Home, Country Roads
  16.   Mountain of Love
  17.   The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
  18.   Seashore Dreamin'
  19.   Ten Million Faces
  20.   Catfish John
  21.   Don't Wanna Talk About Paula
  22.   A Girl I Used to Know
  23.   I Saw My Lady
  24.   Good Girl Gone Bad
  25.   To the Aisle
  26.   Miller's Cave
  27.   Ol' Mother Nature
  28.   Never Ending Song of Love
  29.   Don't Wanna Think About Paula
  30.   Ruby Baby
  31.   Stay True Baby
  32.   Old Mother Nature
  33.   Put Me Down Softly
  34.   She's a Big Girl Now
  35.   The Day the Saw Mill Closed Down
  36.   Sukiyaki
  37.   Dreamy Nights
  38.   Big Brother
  39.   Special
  40.   A Kingdom I Call Home
  41.   Good Guy
  42.   Rocky
  43.   You're Young & You'll Forget
  44.   Ebony Eyes
  45.   She Thinks I Still Care
  46.   Impressions
  47.   I Go Lonely
  48.   Dreamy Nights by Collegiates
  49.   Angels, Roses and Rain
  50.   I Use the Soap
  51.   The Busiest Memory in Town
  52.   Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  53.   Travelin' Man
  54.   Just a Friend
  55.   Stay True Baby by Collegians
  56.   Roses Are Red
  57.   Weekends
  58.   Devil Woman
  59.   I've Been Around Enough to Know
  60.   Nadine
  61.   My Blue Tears
  62.   Good Lovin' by Collegiates
  63.   It's Not Easy
  64.   Good Lovin'
  65.   Waiting for Love to Come My Way
  66.   Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone
  67.   Run Right Back
  68.   Dream Lover
  69.   She Wants to Be Bobby's Girl
  70.   Tell Laura I Love Her
  71.   She's Walking Away
  72.   Running Bear
  73.   More or Less
  74.   Virginia, How Far Will You Go
  75.   Good Girl Going Bad
  76.   Wolverton Mountain
  77.   Die Tür steht immer offen
  78.   On the Southbound
  79.   Baby, Bye Bye
  80.   She Believes in Me
  81.   Your the First Time I've Though
  82.   He's Not Your Friend
  83.   Let Time Be Your Friend
  84.   Sparklin' Brown Eyes
  85.   If I Ever Find the Time
  86.   Julie Didn't Mean a Thing
  87.   I Saw Lindon Yesterday
  88.   Truth from My Eyes
  89.   Let's Fall to Pieces Together
  90.   Me and My Teardrops
  91.   If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
  92.   Makin' Love Don't Always Make Love Grow
  93.   Ashes of Love
  94.   Everyone's Reaching out for Someone
  95.   Crying Over You
  96.   Memphis Beat
  97.   Why Did He Have to Bring Her
  98.   The Mahogany Pulpit
  99.   Little Bitty Tear
  100.   Dream Boy by Collegians
  101.   All My Life
  102.   Walk
  103.   Pretty White Lace
  104.   Deck the Halls
  105.   The Girl I Can't Forget
  106.   Waiting for a Train
  107.   Could This Be the Start
  108.   Love Is a Word
  109.   The Door Is Always Open
  110.   You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving
  111.   I Remember Barbara
  112.   Hang-Ups
  113.   Peanut Butter
  114.   Teen Angel
  115.   I'll Be Leaving Alone
  116.   Fool Fool Fool
  117.   (There's) Nobody Home to Go Home To
  118.   It's Four in the Morning
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