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Thomas Baker Knight Jr. July 4, — October 12, [1] was an American songwriter and musician. His father died in at the age of 32, [2] and because of his mother's poor health Knight was raised mainly by relatives.

He learned to play guitar while serving in the Air Forceand after his discharge entered the University of Alabamawhere he wrote music in his spare time. The next release, "Bring My Cadillac Back", was a local hit and was picked up for national distribution by Decca Recordsbut radio stations refused to play it as it served as unpaid advertising for Cadillac cars. None sold well, and Decca dropped his contract soon afterwards.

Knight moved to Hollywood in in hopes of pursuing a career in acting, but was unsuccessful. He became friends with Eddie Cochran and Cochran's girlfriend, In The Presence Of - Yes - Symphonic Live Sharon Sheeleywho had written "Poor Little Fool" for Ricky Nelson Highland Queen - Drifterfolk - All Kinds of Folk, and they helped him find work as a songwriter.

However, he refused Baker Knight - Just A Little Bit More let Nelson record his tune "Just Relax", which he Baker Knight - Just A Little Bit More released himself as a solo single inwith Cochran on guitar, for Coral Records. Neither this nor the next, "Pretty Little Girl", sold well and Coral dropped his contract. Elvis Presley later recorded it with even greater success.

He pursued his movie career, but he only appeared on screen once, in the B-movieSwamp Country. Frank Sinatra recorded a handful of Knight tunes, including "Anytime at All". InKnight returned to Birmingham, suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and agoraphobiaand his output decreased considerably.

Knight published a memoir entitled A Piece of the Big-Time my songs - my success - my struggle for survival [6] in just before his death. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American musician. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Independent. Retrieved Retrieved 12 January A Piece of the Big-Time.

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