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Jimmy Dickens Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JIMMY DICKENS
Born: December 19, 1920 in Bolt, West Virginia
Died: January 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee
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Jimmy Dickens (1920-2015), born James Cecil Dickens, was an American country music singer. He performed at the Grand Ole Opry since the 1940s and was known as much for his funny novelty songs and flamboyant, rhinestone-encrusted outfits as much for his short size - four feet 11 inches. The 13th child of a farmer, he began performing professionally while a student at the University of West Virginia in the late 1930s, singing on a local radio station. Originally known as Jimmy the Kid, he first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and became a permanent performer there in 1949, when he changed his nickname to Little Jimmy. He's released at least one hit every decade between the 1940s and 1970s, including "Take a Cold Tater and Wait" - his first single, released in 1949 - as well as "Out Behind the Barn" (1954), "The Violet and the Rose "(1962) and his biggest hit, "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose" (1965). He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983.
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1979 More American Graffiti (Sound), 1969-1970 The Johnny Cash Show (Sound), 1966 Hollywood a Go Go (Sound), 1957 Country Style, U.S.A. (Sound), 2013 Music City USA (in person), 2011 The Joy of Country (in person), 2006 Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall (in person), 1998 Workin' Man: A Tribute to Merle Haggard (in person), 1966 Hollywood a Go Go (in person), 1957 Country Style, U.S.A. (in person), 2009 The Queens of Country (Sound), 1968-1973 The Porter Wagoner Show (Sound), 2011 The 45th Annual CMA Awards (in person), 2011 CMT Insider (in person), 2004 American Masters (in person), 1996 The Grand Ole Opry Musical Salute to Minnie Pearl (in person), 1977 That's Country (in person), 1968-1973 The Porter Wagoner Show (in person), 2009 The Queens of Country (Other), 2007 41st Annual Country Music Association Awards (Other), 1974 8th Annual Country Music Association Awards (Sound), 2010 The 44th Annual CMA Awards (in person), 2008 The Marty Stuart Show (in person), 1991 Family Feud (in person), 1974 8th Annual Country Music Association Awards (in person), 1966 Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar (in person), 1966 Die Drehscheibe (in person), 1965 Hullabaloo (in person), The Marty Stuart Show (Sound), 2007-2011 Headline Country (in person), 2009 Crook & Chase (Sound), 2007 Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame (Sound), 2000 Grand Ole Opry 75th: A Celebration (Sound), 2009 Crook & Chase (in person), 2000 Grand Ole Opry 75th: A Celebration (in person), 1996 An Evening of Country Greats: A Hall of Fame Celebration (in person), 1980 Country Diary (in person), 2007 Grand Ole Opry (Other), 2007 Opry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame (Other)

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