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Roger Miller is a name of at least two musicians:
1. A country music singer/songwriter from Oklahoma, USA
2. An alternative rock singer/songwriter from Massachusetts, USA

1) Roger Dean Miller (b. 2 Jan 1936 - d. 25 Oct 1992), was an American , musician and actor, best known for his honky tonk-influenced novelty songs. His most recognized tunes included the chart-topping country/pop hits “King of the Road”, “Dang Me” and “England Swings”, all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era.

After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army, Miller began his musical career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, penning such hits as “Billy Bayou” and “Home” for Jim Reeves and “Invitation to the Blues” for Ray Price. He later started a recording career and reached the peak of his fame in the late-1960s, but continued to record and tour into the 1990s, charting his final top 20 country hit “Old Friends” with Willie Nelson in 1982. Later in his life, he wrote the music and lyrics for the 1985 Tony-award winning Broadway musical Big River, in which he also acted.

Miller died from lung cancer in 1992, and was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame three years later. His songs continued to be recorded by younger artists, with covers of “Tall, Tall Trees” by Alan Jackson and “Husbands and Wives” by Brooks & Dunn, each reaching the number one spot on country charts in the 1990s. The Roger Miller Museum in his home town serves as a tribute to Miller.

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  • IamFlood

    One of our finest musical artists. He's up there with Mozart, Caruso and Britney.

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • StephanePG

    @MaNaMan7 "Whistle Stop isn't in top 15?!" (January 2011)... It's because "Whistle Stop" is mistagged here: Whistle Stop than Whistle-Stop. Otherwise it will be in the top. :-)

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    OK, I'll say it since no one else has; DO WACKA DO WACKA DO WACKA DO WACKA DOOOOOOOOOOOOO.......

    8 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Dark-Devourer

    first time i heard him in Jackass, Johny Knoxville's part ! You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd \m/

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Ruvare

    Yes, you are, Jakob... but he's still pretty damn good!

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • JakobVirgil

    I am Wrong to think that Roger kicks Bob Dylans ass in the great american song-writer game?

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • diadline

    JACKASS 3D!!!! Johnny Knoxville

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • aerodo

    Robin Hood and Little John are walking through the forest...

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Salt_The_Fries

    No one even bothered to mention Roger Miller from Mission of Burma here (in the description), funny, when you think of people who attach any shitty metal band to an existing name wherever possible.

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • empireprimitive

    OTHER ROGER MILLER FROM MoB ECHO

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • MaNaMan7

    Whistle Stop isn't in top 15?!

    8 Jan 2011 Reply
  • aki-kun

    He is definitely underrated. It's unfortunate.

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • nuclearrabbit33

    that dude below me LOVES Roger Miller! and has awesome eyebrows.

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ernstlore

    Ich könnte Stunden lang da zu hören !

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ernstlore

    wunderbare Musik,sage ich.

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ernstlore

    ein schönes Lied, das macht spass !

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • BIGEASYCHRIS

    A VERY UNDERATED COMPOSER AND PERFORMER- DEFINATELY LEFT US TOO SOON-

    8 Mar 2010 Reply
  • panda3000

    you cant roller skate in a buffalo herd damn it!

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • SimplyLkawaranu

    He is a legend!!

    20 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Richex

    I DID....DANG ME!

    10 Nov 2008 Reply
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