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John Hartford (1937–2001)

John Hartford was born on December 30, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA as John Cowan Harford. He was married to Marie Hartford. He died on June 4, 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. See full bio »

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 2014 Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (Documentary) (writer: "Gentle On My Mind")
 2013 Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Gentle On My Mind")
 2012 The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Gentle on My Mind")
 2011 CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs (TV Movie) (writer: "Gentle On My Mind")
 2010 Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 (Video) (writer: "Gentle On My Mind/Honey Come Back/By the Time I Get To Phoenix/Wichita Lineman/Galveston/Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.)")
 2009 OSS 117: Lost in Rio (writer: "Gentle on my Mind" - as J. Hartford)
 2009 Horizon (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Why Can't We Predict Earthquakes? (2009) ... (writer: "California Earthquake")
 2008 The Wrecking Crew! (Documentary) (writer: "Gentle On My Mind")
 2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (writer: "Gentle on My Mind" (1967))
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Lessons (2002) ... (performer: "Gentle On My Mind" - uncredited) / (writer: "Gentle On My Mind" - uncredited)
 2000 Down from the Mountain (Documentary) (performer: "Man of Constant Sorrow", "Clinch Mountain Backstep", "Drunken Presbyterian", "Big Rock Candy Mountain", "Indian War Whoop", "Shove That Hog's Foot Further in the Bed")
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (performer: "Indian War Whoop", "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" (uncredited))
 2000 The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (Video) (writer: "Gentle On My Mind")
 1998 No Looking Back (writer: "Gentle On My Mind")
 1996 Beautiful Thing (writer: "California Earthquake")
 1978 Stingray (performer: "HER WAY") / (writer: "HER WAY")
 1977 Kojak (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Summer of '69: Part 1 (1977) ... (writer: "Gentle on My Mind" - uncredited)
  Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 ... (performer: "Gentle On My Mind") / (writer: "Gentle On My Mind")
 1975 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tex Cymbal: Golden Boy (1975) ... (writer: "Gentle On My Mind")
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 October 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Gentle on My Mind")
 1971 Jud (performer: "One Too Many Mornings")
 1969-1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.27 (1970) ... (writer: "Gentle on My Mind")
- Episode #1.14 (1969) ... (writer: "Gentle of My Mind")
- Episode #1.7 (1969) ... (writer: "Gentle on My Mind")
 1970 ...tick... tick... tick... (lyrics: "Gentle On My Mind", "Why Do You Do Me Like You Do") / (music: "Gentle On My Mind", "Why Do You Do Me Like You Do")
 1968 Vacanze sulla Costa Smeralda (writer: "Gentle on my mind")
 1968 The Best on Record (TV Movie) (performer: "Gentle On My Mind") / (writer: "Gentle On My Mind")
 1968 Andy Williams' Kaleidoscope Company (TV Movie) (writer: "Natural to Be Gone")
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Songwriter: "Gentle On My Mind", which was a hit for Glen Campbell.

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According to Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), his song "Gentle On My Mind" has been played on radio and television over 6 million times (second only to The Beatles' recording "Yesterday". See more »

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