Monday 17 June 2013

Hank Locklin, 1918–2009 (American country music singer-songwriter)

* Hank Locklin ― one of country music's early honky tonk singers ― had Neptune in Leo at the head of a Kite pattern.


Lawrence Hankins Locklin (February 15, 1918 – March 8, 2009), better known as Hank Locklin, was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for nearly 50 years. Locklin had a long recording career with RCA Victor and scored big with the hits, "Please Help Me, I'm Falling", "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On" and "Geisha Girl" from 1957–60. His singles charted from 1949–71. In 2007 he was inducted in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

He had 70 chart singles, including six number ones on Billboard's country chart. Locklin's biggest hits included "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On", "Geisha Girl" and his signature "Please Help Me, I'm Falling", which went to number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music chart. Billboard's 100th anniversary issue listed it as the second most successful country single of the rock and roll era. Other hits for Locklin included "Happy Journey" (1961), "Happy Birthday To Me" (1962) and "The Country Hall Of Fame" (1968).

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.


BIRTH DATA: Lawrence Hankins Locklin, 15 February 1918, 01:30 (1:30 a.m.) CST (+6), McClellan, Florida, USA (30n59, 86w53). ASC: 8 Sagittarius. RR: A (from him). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes date, place and time from an interview with Locklin in Michael Streissguth's book, Voices of the Country: Interviews With Classic Country Performers (New York: Routledge, 2004), p. 104: "You were born in McClellan, Florida ...[Locklin:] I was born at 1:30 a.m., I believe, on the 15th of February." Year of birth from various biographies.

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