Tommy Durden

Thomas Russell Durden (December 15, 1919 – October 17, 1999) was an American steel guitarist and songwriter, who is most notable for co-writing Elvis Presley's breakthrough hit, "Heartbreak Hotel".

Birth and Death Data: Born December 15, 1919 (Morgan County), Died October 17, 1999 (Houghton Lake)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E1VB-0911 10-in. 1/27/1951 Crossroads Eddie Marshall ; Trail Dusters Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO4579 10-in. 4/26/1951 Crossroads Bluebonnettes ; Johnny Hicks Male vocal solo, with string band and vocal chorus composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Durden, Tommy," accessed June 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357885.

Durden, Tommy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357885.

"Durden, Tommy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/357885

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