Dick Curless

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Birthday
17, 1932
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
May 25, 1995 (63)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
17, 1932
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
May 25, 1995 (63)

About

American country singer known as the Baron of Country Music and who is remembered for wearing a patch over one of his eyes. He released singles like "Hard, Hard Traveling Man" in 1970.

Before Fame

He hosted a Massachusetts radio show in 1948 and was also part of a local band called Trail Blazers. Later he was drafted in the U.S. Army, where he served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954.

Trivia

He was an inspiration for a character in the comic Ghost Rider.

Family Life

He married his wife, Pauline, in 1961.

Associated With

In Stephen King's 1971 novel, Salem's Lot, King references Curless' song, "Bury the Bottle With Me."