Harold Lloyd Jenkins was born in Friars Point, Mississippi back in 1933. When he was 10 the family moved to Helena, Arkansas. His first love was music and his second was baseball. He received an offer to play with the Philadelphia Phillies after high school, but was drafted into the United States Army.
He served in the Far East, while stationed there he organized a group of fellow soldiers to entertain the men and women. After being discharged he moved to Memphis where he worked with Sam Philips at Sun Studios. Deciding his real name wasn’t a catchy one he saw a towns name in Arkansas and one in Texas. More on that later.
Most of his recordings were with Decca Records (now MCA Records). He lived for many years in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville. From 1963-1972 he lived in Norman, Oklahoma, he opened up a restaurant in Oklahoma City at 7200 S. Western Avenue. In 1993 while performing at the Jim Stafford Theatre in Branson, Missouri he collapsed, he died the next day he was 59.
While you may not know Harold you sure must remember Conway Arkansas and Twitty, Texas. That was his stage name Conway Twitty.
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