His mother, Mae Axton, drowned in a hot tub at her Tennessee home in , after suffering a heart attack. Some of Hoyt’s own songs were also later recorded by Presley. Retrieved September 3, Wikiquote has quotations related to: He frequently appeared on Hootenanny , hosted by Jack Linkletter during this period. In the earlys he released his first folk album, The Balladeer recorded at the Troubadour , which included his song “Greenback Dollar”.
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Retrieved from ” https: After his discharge from the navy, he began singing folk songs in San Francisco nightclubs. Axton also showed up as the narrator for two documentaries of the Western States Mile Endurance Race in and called Desperate Dreams.
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Axton first appeared on television in a David L. Axton’s father, John Thomas Axton,  was a naval officer stationed in JacksonvilleFlorida ; the family joined him there in Some of Hoyt’s own songs were also later recorded by Presley.
As he matured, some of his songwriting became well known throughout the world. Countryfolkbluesuoyt. He attended Oklahoma State University on a scholarship, and he played football for the school, but he left to enlist in the US Navy. In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Comanche, OklahomaUnited States.
InAxton made his film finyers in the movie Figners playing the role of Fred Denton, the evil brother of actor Fess Parker. Axton was married four times; the first three ended in divorce.
His vocal style featured his distinctive bass-baritone which later deepened to near-bass and use of characterization. Axton struggled with cocaine addiction and several of his songs, including “The Pusher”, “Snowblind Friend”, and “No-No Song”, partly reflect his negative drug experiences.
Retrieved September 3, As he matured, Axton specialized in playing good ol’ boys on television and in films. Retrieved September 6, He became prominent in the earlys, establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer with an earthy style and powerful voice. His composition “Joy to the World”, as performed by Three Dog Night, was 1 on the charts for six straight weeks inmaking it the top hit of the year. Axton also performed the theme song that plays over the closing credits of the film Mitchell.
Retrieved January 5, Views Read Edit View history. Axton never fully recovered from his stroke, and had to use a wheelchair much of the time afterwards. Guinness World Records, Ltd. From Wikipedia, the hoyt axton boney fingers encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification.
Top Pop Singles — Hoyt Wayne Axton March 25, — October 26,  was an American folk music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and a film and television actor.