Joe Dowell

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by Joe Dowell

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23 January 1940, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Pop singer-songwriter Dowell bought a $10 guitar and wrote his first song ‘Tell Me’ when he was 13 years old. In later years he took part in talent contests and just before his 21st birthday decided to try his luck in Nashville. He signed to Smash Records, and a version of ‘Wooden Heart’ (Muss I Denn) - using bass guitar and organ instead of tuba and accordion - reached number 1 in the US charts in August 1961. The main reason for... Read more

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