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Billy Swan
Sony, 2000
1 cd
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78 - Pop (NBLC) P - Populaire muziek (Flemish music schema)

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About Billy Swan

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William Lance Swan (born May 12, 1942) is an American country singer-songwriter, best known for his 1974 single, "I Can Help".


Swan was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. As a child, he learned drums, piano and guitar, and began writing songs. His first big break was in 1962 when Clyde McPhatter recorded "Lover Please", a song written by Swan when he was in a local band called Mirt Mirly & the Rhythm Steppers who had first recorded the song on Bill Black's Louis label. McPhatter's version quickly became a No. 7 pop hit.

Swan moved to Memphis to work with Black, but this was cut short with Black's illness and subsequent death in 1965. It is rumored that Swan worked as a security guard at Graceland. He was friends with one of the security guards but never worked at Graceland. He then moved to Nashville, which enabled him to write hit country songs for numerous artists, including…Read more on Wikipedia