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Charlie Louvin

January 11, 1972 OH338 32 min.


Country music performer. Born July 7, 1927. Career most active late 1940s-1960s. Real name: Charlie Elzer Loudermilk. With his brother Ira formed the Louvin Brothers, one of the most influential harmony duos in the history of country music. Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1972 November 11
(32 minutes)
Country performer Charlie Louvin talks about the struggle to establish the Louvin Brothers within the music industry. Discussion includes their move from MGM to Capitol Records and the role of Fred Rose; comments about Capitol producer Ken Nelson’s influence on their career; memories from their early career; comments on their gospel recordings; and working for Eddie Hill.

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