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Oct. 16: Former rock ‘n’ roller Conway Twitty laid down a song on this date in 1967 that would let him and the world know his decision two years before to become a country singer was the right one.

“The Image Of Me” was his fifth country single with his new label, Decca, and the first to make Billboard‘s country Top 5. It’s a great country record, as so many of Twitty’s were from the late ’60s into the ’80s. He had 43 country chart-toppers over the length of his career.

See the bio here on Allmusic.com to learn all about how Mississippi-born, Arkansas-reared Harold Lloyd Jenkins became country superstar Conway Twitty. It’s all there: baseball, music beginnings, brief pop stardom, country acceptance then adulation, hit-making collaboration with Loretta Lynn, untimely death while on the road. Learn more at his Country Music Hall of Fame profile page and by viewing his discography.

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