Biography

Who the Hell Am I?

We haven’t played Who the Hell Am I? since January. And everyone failed miserably, as I remember. However, Carolyn, at joyroses13, won the contest with a half-point. But she cheated. Which is pathetic.

But I want to give everyone another chance, so how about we play the fun and exciting game again, of Who the Hell Am I?!

In this game you get 10 clues to guess the name of a famous person. These clues are numbered countdown-style, 10 to 1, with the first clue numbered 10. Your score is determined by the highest numbered clue that evokes the correct answer.

At the end of the list you can click a link for the answer. However, this link is numbered zero, so if you haven’t figured out the answer by the time you click it, you get no points.

Who the Hell Am I?

10. I was born in Glendale, Arizona in 1925. My father was a drunk, and my mother was a Paiute Indian. She divorced my dad when I was 12. My maternal grandfather regaled me with many fascinating stories of the American West, while I was growing up. He was an inspiration because later, I would achieve great success writing and singing songs about the Old West.

9. My one and only wife’s name was Marizona, and we were married for 34 years, until the day I died.

8. I served in the Navy during World War II, and in the Solomon Islands I learned to play the guitar. There, I fell in love with Hawaiian music and later, in 1957, recorded an album entitled, Song of the Islands.

7. After World War II, I pursued a career in music, and in 1952 I recorded a #1 Country hit entitled I’ll Go On Alone. My career took off like a nitro-powered race car after that, and I was eventually named to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

6. I recorded 18 #1 hits during my career (two were #1 in Canada), 11 albums that went gold or platinum, and was named Artist of the Decade, for the 1960s, by the Academy of Country Music.

5. Even though I was a famous country singer, many of my hits crossed over to the pop charts, including one in 1957 about a heartbroken teenager in a white sport coat, who was stood up for the prom.

4. In 1961, I won a Grammy Award for an album entitled, More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs.

3. I loved fast cars, and competed in 35 NASCAR Grand National Series races, finishing in the top-10, six times. One of my race cars was a ‘34 Ford coupe named Devil Woman.

2. My last NASCAR race was in November, 1982. I died one month later, at age 57, after failed quadruple bypass heart surgery.

1. My signature song was a 1959 Grammy Award winner about a cowboy who loses his life over a Mexican girl, who works in a West Texas cantina. This song was featured in 2013, in the series finale of Breaking Bad. The episode was entitled Felina.

0. So, who the hell am I? For the correct answer, click this link.

And if you’re up to a little fun, here’s a youtube link to this artist’s signature song, as featured in the Breaking Bad finale.

Categories: Biography

143 replies »

  1. Oh gosh! You won’t forget that I “cheated”, will you! Though cheating is an ugly word, you know, kind of like what I was told about the word “blackmail!”.
    I think I like another term, like “creative guessing!”
    But as far as who this person is, I have no clue!

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  2. I had to get all the way down to #1 with the “Mexican girl” reference before it clicked. I had forgotten he was in NASCAR.

    So, that is me playing fairly. I could have just gone & googled it or wikied it.

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  3. I’ve heard the song Felina and I’ve always liked it, but I had no idea that was the name of it, or who sang it. And even when I clicked to find out the name, it still did not ring a bell. Sad to say I’ve never heard his name before… I’ve got some listening to catch up on…

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    • Actually, the song is called “El Paso.” Felina is the name of the femme fatale Mexican girl who the protagonist in the song falls in love with.

      I guess you’ve never been a country music fan, or else you for sure would have heard of Marty Robbins.

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        • It’s kind of strange about Marty Robbins. He was a country music superstar up until the day he died. But after death, he seemed to disappear off the radar, and was quickly forgotten.

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