Prior to seriously pursuing a career as a country music performer, singer/songwriter, Merle Haggard (as a young man) had spent some time in San Quentin prison for committing such crimes as robbery and forgery.
A multiple music-award winner - Haggard had racked up a total of 38 #1 hit songs on the US country charts in the years from 1968-1980.
This "60s Singles" CD contains 28 tracks in all which were recorded by Haggard (along with accompanying musicians) in the years from 1964-1969. (*Watch "Strangers" music-video*)
*Note* - In 2016 - Merle Haggard (79 at the time) died from contracting double-pneumonia as a result of his losing battle with lung cancer.
All the 60's Capitol Singles of Merle Haggard on one cd makes this one of Capitol's Best Re-issues. These were the prime years of Haggard's recording career. I still love I'm Just an Okie from Muskogee. Five Star Country Classic Single Collection. Merle still travels the country and has put out albums from 1960 to the present. This is just a good point to jump into Merle Haggard's music.
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