6th April 1937, Born on this day, Merle Haggard, American singer, songwriter, gu…

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6th April 1937, Born on this day, Merle Haggard, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound. Haggard scored over 10 US Country No.1 albums during his career. He died on April 6 2016 of complications from pneumonia at his home in Palo Cedro, California.




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