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Richard William Curless (March 17, 1932 – May 25, 1995) was an American country-music singer, a pioneer of the trucking music genre, commonly known as the "Baron of Country Music." He was easily distinguished because of the patch he usually wore over his right eye.

Curless was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine, in 1932, and moved with his family to Massachusetts at the age of eight. In 1948, Curless began his music career in Ware, Massachusetts, where he hosted a… read more

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  • Avatar for Widersinnig
    It's amazing that he is not a household name. What a voice.
  • Avatar for JigsawXXXX
    Great classic country here. I love "Tombstone Every Mile". It's on youtube if you want to hear it.
  • Avatar for Finnagen
    Have never heard of this guy till today. Love his style of country music.
  • Avatar for TheHagMan
    Dick had a fantastic voice - love the live album, :Chick Inspector" is one of the best country tracks ever.
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    Cool, I need to hear more!

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