Tommy Duncan

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Birthday
11, 1911
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jun 25, 1967 (56)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
11, 1911
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jun 25, 1967 (56)

About

Founding member of The Texas Playboys who became a popular Western swing singer in the 1930s.

Before Fame

He was hired by Bob Wills, the leader of the Light Crust Cowboys, to replace vocalist Milton Brown. Several months later, Duncan decided to join Wills' new band.

Trivia

He combined Bing Crosby's crooning, Jimmie Rodgers' twang, and Emmet Miller's blues to create hits like "Take Me Back to Tulsa" and "Time Changes Everything."

Family Life

He grew up in Hillsboro, Texas.

Associated With

Suzy Bogguss was another country musician who popularized swing elements in her songs.