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Original Name
Scott Mac Davis
Birth
Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
Death
29 Sep 2020 (aged 78)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA GPS-Latitude: 33.5642899, Longitude: -101.8135035
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Country and Popular Vocalist, Singer, Songwriter, Actor. Born Morris Mac Davis, he graduated from Lubbock High School in Texas and attended Emory University and Georgia State College. During this period, he formed his own rock band and performed on the Atlanta night club circuit while cutting a few singles which included "Honey Love" (1963) under the Vee-Jay label with who be became a regional manager. Davis made a name for himself in the industry, initially as a writer of several songs recorded by Elvis Presley, among them "A Little Less Conversation" (1968, along with Billy Strange) "In the Ghetto" (1969) and "Memories" (1969, also with Billy Strange), prior to going on to a successful career as a solo artist. After signing a contract with the Columbia label, he earned a gold record with "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me" (1972, which achieved a number one placing on the charts) and had further Top 20 hits with "One Hell of a Woman" (1974), "Stop and Smell the Roses" (1974) and "Rock N' Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)" (1974). He hosted his own television series "The Mac Davis Show" (1974 to 1976) and appeared in several films among them "North Dallas Forty" (1979), as well as other TV programs. He was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 1998 for his work as a recording artist and in 2006, he was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. He died from complications following heart surgery.
Country and Popular Vocalist, Singer, Songwriter, Actor. Born Morris Mac Davis, he graduated from Lubbock High School in Texas and attended Emory University and Georgia State College. During this period, he formed his own rock band and performed on the Atlanta night club circuit while cutting a few singles which included "Honey Love" (1963) under the Vee-Jay label with who be became a regional manager. Davis made a name for himself in the industry, initially as a writer of several songs recorded by Elvis Presley, among them "A Little Less Conversation" (1968, along with Billy Strange) "In the Ghetto" (1969) and "Memories" (1969, also with Billy Strange), prior to going on to a successful career as a solo artist. After signing a contract with the Columbia label, he earned a gold record with "Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me" (1972, which achieved a number one placing on the charts) and had further Top 20 hits with "One Hell of a Woman" (1974), "Stop and Smell the Roses" (1974) and "Rock N' Roll (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life)" (1974). He hosted his own television series "The Mac Davis Show" (1974 to 1976) and appeared in several films among them "North Dallas Forty" (1979), as well as other TV programs. He was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 1998 for his work as a recording artist and in 2006, he was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. He died from complications following heart surgery.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: Sep 29, 2020
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/216182821/mac-davis: accessed ), memorial page for Mac Davis (21 Jan 1942–29 Sep 2020), Find a Grave Memorial ID 216182821, citing City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.