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Artie Glenn

July 17, 1975 OH64 84 min.


Musician and songwriter. Born January 23, 1915. Died 1994. Bass player. Wrote the classic song “Crying in the Chapel” (recorded by Darrell Glenn, 1953; Elvis Presley, 1960).

Interview Summary

1975 July 17
(1 hour, 24 minutes)
Musician and songwriter Artie Glenn talks about his music career. Discussion includes early musical influences; working as a musician in clubs and on the radio; the impact of his song “Crying in the Chapel”; joining the Light Crust Doughboys; and his decision to leave the music business.

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