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Billy Joe Royal (1942–2015)

Singer Billy Joe Royal enjoyed a successful musical career which spanned over forty years and encompassed the pop, rock, and country music genres. He was born on April 3, 1942 in Valdosta, Georgia and raised in Marietta, Georgia. Royal hailed from a family of musical entertainers. Billy Joe made his public debut at age five in a first-grade ... See full bio »

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Glory Road
Glory Road Soundtrack
Riding in Cars with Boys
Mondo Daytona
Mondo Daytona Himself - Narrator
A Name for Evil


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 2015 Good Girls Revolt (TV Series) (performer: "Hush" - uncredited)
 2006 Glory Road (performer: "Down in the Boondocks")
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys (performer: "Down in the Boondocks")
 1973 A Name for Evil (performer: "Mountain Woman")
 1968 Mondo Daytona (Documentary) (performer: "Down in the Boondocks")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.16 (1965) ... (performer: "Down in the Boondocks", "I've Got to Be Somebody")
- The Four Tops, the Who, Billy Joe Royal (1965) ... (performer: "Down in the Boondocks', "I Knew You When")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.40 (1965) ... (performer: "Down in the Boondocks")
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Album: "Out of the Shadows" (Atlantic) See more »

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Personal Quote:

I say this with all humility. The old voice has stood up, you know. I think if I'd ever stopped for four or five years or didn't sing all the time, it might've gone away. It's like working out with weights.


Often recorded songs written by Joe South See more »

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