Tommy McLain

Biography

15 March 1940, Jonesville, Louisiana, USA. McLain was a practitioner of a musical style briefly popular in that state during the 50s and 60s called ‘swamp pop’. He is best known for his 1966 hit ‘Sweet Dreams’, written by country singer Don Gibson and previously a hit for Patsy Cline. It peaked at number 15 in the US charts. McLain first came to notice as bass player for Clint West And The Boogie Kings, a popular Louisiana ‘blue-eyed soul’ band. He recorded... Read more

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swamp pop
new orleans
cajun
louisiana
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