Little Jimmy Dickens

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Little Jimmy Dickens
Little Jimmy Dickens 1955.JPG
Dickens in 1955
Background information
Birth nameJames Cecil Dickens
Also known asLittle Jimmy Dickens
Tater
Born(1920-12-19)December 19, 1920
Bolt, West Virginia, United States
DiedJanuary 2, 2015(2015-01-02) (aged 94)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
GenresCountry
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1936–2014
LabelsColumbia Records, Decca Records, United Artists Records

James Cecil Dickens (December 19, 1920 – January 2, 2015), better known as Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer. He was famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11" (150 cm), and his rhinestone-studded outfits.

He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983.

Dickens was hospitalized after a stroke on December 25, 2014. He died of cardiac arrest on January 2, 2015, at the age of 94.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Little Jimmy Dickens, opry star, dies at 94". Tennessean.com. Retrieved January 2, 2015.

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