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Mel Street
Original name: King Malachi Street
Birth: Oct. 21, 1933
Death: Oct. 21, 1978

Musician. Born in in Grundy, Virginia, he began his career in the 1950s on radio show stations in Welch, West Virginia and went on to emerge as one of the finest and most promising country singers of the 1970s. In 1972, he released the record "Borrowed Angel", which was a success on the country charts and he was signed to a record label of the Metromedia. His follow up recording "Lovin' on Back Streets" hit the Top Five and he was signed to Polydor a major label. By 1978, he several top 20 hits to include "I Met a Friend of Yours Today", "Barbara, Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" and "If I Had a Cheating Heart". As his career progressed, he appeared to struggle with much depression and stress. He took his own life at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee, on his 43rd birthday. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Alden Edward Street (1914 - 1958)
  Osmond Newton Glenn (1916 - 1995)

Cause of death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Time Lot 95-C
GPS (lat/lon): 36.11933, -86.76449
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 15, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8898
Mel Street
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- Hutch
 Added: May. 8, 2015
You were gone too soon, but, your voice will never leave us.
- Lola Colson Maroney
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
Been listening to some of your songs and looking at some pictures from your concert .Wish I could see you one more time. I know you are singing up there and are on a better place. ....
- Peggy Martin
 Added: Jan. 29, 2015
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