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 Mel Street

Mel Street

Original Name King Malachi
Birth
Rowe, Buchanan County, Virginia, USA
Death 21 Oct 1978 (aged 45)
Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Time Lot 95-C
Memorial ID 8898 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8898
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mel Street (21 Oct 1933–21 Oct 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8898, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .