Hoyt Axton

Folk Singer

Birthday March 25, 1938

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Duncan, OK

DEATH DATE Oct 26, 1999 (61)

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Folk musician best known for Joy to the World and The Pusher. He was prominent in the early 1960s.

Before Fame

He attended Oklahoma State University.


He was inducted into the Oklahoma Country Music Hall of Fame eight years after his death.

Family Life

He married fourth wife Deborah Hawkins in 1997. His mother was Mae Boren Axton, who co-wrote Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis Presley's first major hit.

Associated With

He was in the 1984 film Gremlins with Phoebe Cates.