His songs were recorded by such stars as Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, The Everly Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, Guy Clark, Dolly Parton, Dean Martin, Wanda Jackson, Johnnie & Jack, Margie Bowes, Billy Grammer, Johnny Darrell, Lefty Frizzell, Linda Ronstadt, The Stonemans, Burl Ives, Jean Shepard and Ernest Tubb.As a solo artist, Mel Tllis also placed 77 titles on the country charts between 19, including 35 Top 10 hits.Cochran's Las Vegas stage act inspired Elvis Presley, and later Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi in the movie "Blues Brothers".At the height of his career in 1975, Wayne Cochran abandoned show business to found the Voice For Jesus Church in Miami, Florida, of which he remained pastor until his death.' (Tracy Lawrence), 'Where The Stars And Stripes And Eagle Fly' (Aaron Tippin) and 'The Love Song' (Jeff Bates).In Nashville, Tennesse, USA, of heart failure (66), songwriter, actor, and singer with both Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Traveling Wilburys, and whose hits include such classics as 'Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll', 'American Girl', 'I Need To Know', 'You're Gonna Get It!
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, following a heart attack (59), songwriter and record producer, whose hits include 'The Rest Of Mine', 'Big Time' and 'Brown Chicken, Brown Cow' for Trace Adkins, 'As Any Fool Can See', 'My Second Home', 'If The World Had A Front Porch', and 'Is That A Tear?
In Philadelhpia, Pennsylvania, USA, of heart failure (56), singer-songwriter of such hits as 'Deja Voodoo', 'Slow Ride', 'Last Goodbye', and 'Blue On Black', (Number 1 for 17 weeks), as well as the Dixie Chicks first Number 1 single 'Theres Your Trouble'.
Mark Selby's songs were also recorded by such stars as Wynonna, Trisha Yearwood, Johnny Reid, Jo Dee Messina and Lee Roy Parnell.
International Songwriters Association Hall Of Fame Member. In Santa Monica, California, USA, following a heart attack (87), songwriter, recording artist, record producer and label owner, whose hit songs included such classics as 'Silhouettes' (The Rays, The 4 Seasons, Herman's Hermits, The Diamonds and Cliff Richard), 'Daddy Cool' (The Rays and The Darts), 'La Dee Dah' (Billy & Lillie and Jackie Dennis), and 'Tallahassee Lassie' (Freddy Cannon).
As a solo act (Frank Slay & His Orchestra), he had such hits as 'Flying Circle', while his biggest hits as a producer were 'Incense And Peppermints', a US Number 1 for Strawberry Alarm Clock' and 'Don't Call Us, We'll Call You' by Sugarloaf, on Slay's own label Claridge Records.