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Baker Knight (1933–2005)

Baker Knight, who wrote hundreds of songs during his career spanning the 1950s to the 1970s, was born Thomas Baker Knight, Jr., in Birmingham, Alabama on the Fourth of July, 1933. His family lived in various places in the South, but most of his youth was spent in the shadow of Vulcan, who stood on hill overlooking the steel-producing city of ... See full bio »

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 2011 The Choir: Unsung Town Revisited (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Wonder of You" - uncredited)
 2011 Rock & Chips (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Frog and the Pussycat (2011) ... (writer: "Never Be Anyone Else But You")
 2010 Heroes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Fifteen 'Pass/Fail' (2010) ... (writer: "Lonesome Town" - uncredited)
 2009 Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs (Video documentary) (writer: "The Wonder of You")
 2008 American Swing (Documentary) (writer: "The Wonder of You")
 2008 Hell Ride (writer: "She's So Far Out She's In" - as Thomas Baker Knight)
 2007 Elvis: #1 Hit Performances (Video) (writer: "The Wonder of You")
 2007 You Kill Me (writer: "Lonesome Town" - as Thomas Baker Knight)
 2006 Arthur and the Invisibles (writer: "Lonesome Town")
 2006 Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender (Video) (writer: "The Wonder Of You")
 2005 Stubbs the Zombie in 'Rebel Without a Pulse' (Video Game) (writer: "Lonesome Town" - as T. Baker-Knight)
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Boy in the Box (2004) ... (writer: "Lonesome Town", "Sweeter Than You" - uncredited)
 2001 Dean Martin: That's Amore (TV Movie) (writer: "Somewhere There's a Someone")
 1999 Fanny and Elvis (writer: "The Wonder of You")
 1999 Love Stinks (writer: "The Wonder of You")
 1998 Little Voice (writer: "The Wonder of You" (1959))
 1997 U Turn (writer: "Lonesome Town")
 1997 Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis (writer: "The Wonder Of You")
 1994 Pulp Fiction (writer: "Lonesome Town")
 1992 Elvis: The Lost Performances (Video) (writer: "The Wonder Of You")
 1989 Matlock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Starlet (1989) ... (writer: "Lonesome Town" - uncredited)
 1978 Things We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) (lyrics: "The Wonder of You") / (music: "The Wonder of You")
 1975 Jane Bond (writer: "The Wonder of You" - uncredited)
 1974 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1974) ... (writer: "Lonesome Town")
  The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1968) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Episode #3.30 (1968) ... (music: "Nobody's Baby Again" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.2 (1966) ... (writer: "Somewhere There's a Someone" - uncredited)
 1966 Swamp Country (performer: "Wasted Love", "The Misfits", "Man With a Plan", "Swamp Country", "You Turn and Walk Away") / (writer: "Wasted Love", "The Misfits", "Man With a Plan", "Swamp Country", "You Turn and Walk Away")
 1958-1965 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 17 episodes)
- Kris' Girlfriend (1965) ... (writer: "Yesterday's Love" - uncredited)
- Exotic Housemother (1964) ... (writer: "Yesterday's Love")
- Rick's Broken Arm (1961) ... (writer: "You'll Never Know What You're Missing" - uncredited)
- The Boys' Portraits (1961) ... (writer: "You Are the Only One")
- Two Small Boys and a Dog (1961) ... (writer: "You Are The Only One" - uncredited)
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He returned to Birmingham in 1985 and began to suffer from agoraphobia which put his song writing career on hold. Agoraphobia is an abnormal fear of open or public places. See more »

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