Lawrence Hankins Locklin (February 15, 1918–March 8, 2009), better known as Hank Locklin, was an American country music singer-songwriter. A member of the Grand Ole Opry for nearly 50 years, Locklin had a long recording career with RCA Victor and scored big with the hits, "Please Help Me, I'm Falling", "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On" and "Geisha Girl" from 1957–60. His singles charted from 1949–71. Locklin had a strong following in Europe, and in Ireland—his popularity was such that in 1963 he recorded an album called Irish Songs Country Style. He has a fan club in Langeli, Bjerkreim, Norway. The obituary in The Times described Locklin as "the last remaining link between country music’s hillbilly roots and the lusher, modern pop sound of Nashville. in 2006, he appeared on the PBS special, Country Pop Legends in which he performed "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On," and "Please Help Me I'm Falling". Until his death at the age of 91 in 2009, he was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry. Hank had recently released his 65th album, By the Grace of God, a collection of gospel songs. He moved to Brewton, where he remained throughout his later years, and died there, at his house, in the early morning on March 8, 2009
Another Country legend who all so recorded some great songs. here we give you a 89 year Old Hank Locklin Singing Live. PLEASE HELP ME IM FALLING Simply an astonishing performance from an 89 year old man. Brilliant.
|Birth name||Lawrence Hankins Locklin|
|Born||February 15, 1918|
McLellan, Florida, USA
|Died||March 8, 2009 (aged 91)|
Brewton, Alabama, USA
|Labels||RCA, 4 Star Records|