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Tillman, Floyd

Born: 1914 AD
Died: 2003 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Singer

1914 – Born in Ryan, Oklahoma on the 8th of December.

1938 – He then took a job with Houston pop bandleader Mack Clark, with western swing groups fronted by Leon “Pappy” Selph and Cliff Bruner.

         – Tillman recorded as a featured vocalist with Selph’s Blue Ridge Playboys and that same year Floyd’s scored his first major songwriting hit.

1942 – Floyd’s only number one song as a singer was "They Took The Stars Out of Heaven." It reached the top of the charts.

1944 – His hit, "Each Night At Nine," struck a cord with lonely servicemen during World War II. Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose played it heavily to encourage desertion.

1948 – A big hit for Floyd and also for Jimmy Wakely was "I Love You So Much It Hurts".

1949 – His "Slippin’ Around," one of the first country western "cheating" songs, was a hit for Tillman as well as Ernest Tubb, Texas Jim Robertson and the duo of Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely.

1950 – Floyd slowed down on his performing.

2002 – Floyd’s final album recorded, titled "The Influence" paired Floyd with some Country Music artists that were influenced by his style and performing.

2003 – Died in Bacliff, Texas on the 22nd of August.