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Wayne Carson Thompson (1943–2015)

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In 1967, Memphis rock group the Box Tops had a No. 1 hit with Carson's song "The Letter". He said it was inspired by lyrics sent to him by his father which included the word "airplane" spelled as "aero-plane". Carson used the word in the song's first line, "Give me a ticket for an aero-plane.". See more trivia »

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 2015 Minions (writer: "The Letter")
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Los amantes del hotel M (2014) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind" - uncredited)
 2014 Suits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Know When to Fold 'Em (2014) ... (writer: "I Want Some More" - uncredited)
 2005-2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Auditions 7 (2013) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind" - uncredited)
- Auditions 5 (2007) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind")
- Live Results Show 4 (2005) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind" - uncredited)
- Live Show 4 (2005) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind" - uncredited)
- Bootcamp 2 (2005) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind", "Always on My Mind" (uncredited))
 2013 Alan Partridge (writer: "Always On My Mind" - as Wayne Thompson)
 2013 The Newsroom (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Genoa Tip (2013) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind" - uncredited)
 2013 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Showdowns, Part 3 (2013) ... (writer: "The Letter")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind")
 2009-2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 5 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "The Letter")
- Five Finalists Compete (2011) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind")
- Top 11 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "The Letter")
- The Top 11 Finalists Perform (2009) ... (writer: "You're Always On My Mind" - uncredited)
 2012 The Last Elvis (writer: "Always on my mind" - as Wayne Carson)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #19.31 (2011) ... (writer: "The Letter" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.10 (2011) ... (writer: "The Letter" - uncredited)
 2011 Poppies (Video) (writer: "The Letter")
 2000-2011 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 August 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 10 August 2000 (2000) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind" - uncredited)
 2011 CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs (TV Movie) (writer: "Always On My Mind")
 2011 Music Nuggets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 February 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind")
 2010 London Boulevard (writer: "The Letter")
 2010 Country Strong (writer: "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)")
 2010 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Silent Hill: Dead/Alive #3 and #4 (2010) ... (writer: "Always on my Mind")
 2010 Hellcats (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Prisoner's Song (2010) ... (writer: "The Letter")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Break Up Songs (2010) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind" - as Wayne Thompson)
 2009 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Video Game) (as Wayne Thompson, "Always On My Mind")
 2009 Whiteout (writer: "The Letter")
 2009 Melrose Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2009) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind" - uncredited)
 2009 Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs (Video documentary) (writer: "Always On My Mind")
 2009 Beautiful Kate (writer: "Always on My Mind")
 2009 Secret Lives (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Perutaan häät, perutaan yhteinen hautapaikka? (2009) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind")
 2009 Pirate Radio (writer: "The Letter" (1967))
 2008 Swing Vote (writer: "Always on My Mind" - as Wayne Thompson)
 2008 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (2008) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind")
 2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (writer: "Always on My Mind" - as Wayne Thompson)
 2007 Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (Video) (writer: "Always on my mind")
 2006 Kupetzky (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Kupetzkys letzte Schicht (2006) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind" - uncredited)
- Sex (2006) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind" - uncredited)
- Der verlorene Sohn (2006) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind" - uncredited)
 2006 Atomised (writer: "The Letter")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Family (2005) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind")
 2004 Battlefield: Vietnam (Video Game) (writer: "The Letter")
 2004 No Regrets (writer: "The Letter")
 2003 The King of Queens (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Attention Deficit (2003) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind")
 2002 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Workshop #1 (2002) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind")
 2002 Unconditional Love (writer: "Always on My Mind" - as Wayne Thompson)
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lost and Found (2001) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind")
 2001 Pet Shop Boys: Montage - The Nightlife Tour (Video documentary) (writer: "Always on my mind" - as Wayne Thompson)
 2001 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- John Goodman/Ja Rule (2001) ... (writer: "The Letter")
 2001 He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (writer: "Always On My Mind")
 2000 The Wedding Tackle (writer: "The Letter")
 2000 Purely Belter (writer: "ALWAYS ON MY MIND" - as Wayne Thompson)
 1999 Sun Alley (writer: "The Letter")
 1994-1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #10.1 (1999) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind")
- Episode #5.1 (1994) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind")
 1998 Practical Magic (writer: "Always On My Mind" - as Wayne Thompson)
 1997 'If You Loved Me... (Short) (writer: "Always on My Mind")
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary (writer: "ALWAYS ON MY MIND" - as Wayne Thompson)
 1994 Mistah (writer: "Always on my Mind")
 1994 Speed (writer: "Soul Deep" - as Wayne Carson)
 1992 Delta (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- First Time Again (1992) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind")
 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind" (1972) - uncredited)
 1991 Riff-Raff (writer: "Always On My Mind" - as W. Thompson)
 1990 Stella (writer: "The Letter")
 1989 The Adventures of Dr. Bayer (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Max der Marder (1989) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind" - uncredited)
 1988 The Prince's Trust Rock Gala (Documentary) (writer: "The Letter")
 1988 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dance with Me (1988) ... (writer: "The Letter")
 1987 It Couldn't Happen Here (writer: "Always On My Mind")
 1985 Marie (writer: "Always on My Mind")
 1982 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Inside Out (1982) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind" - as Wayne Thompson)
- No Big Thing (1982) ... (writer: "Always On My Mind" - as Wayne Thompson)
 1982 Solid Gold (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Marilyn McCoo and Shaun Cassidy (1982) ... (writer: "Always on My Mind")
 1981 This Is Elvis (as Wayne C. Thompson, "Always On My Mind")
 1980 Getting Wasted (writer: "The Letter")
 1975 9th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) (writer: "She's Acting Single (I'm Drinking Double)")
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 November 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "The Letter")
 1972 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (1972) ... (writer: "The Letter")
 1971 The Young Hitchikers (writer: "The Letter" - uncredited)
 1971 Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Documentary) (writer: "The Letter")
 1969 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1969) ... (writer: "Everyday Livin' Days")
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