Lost Treasures: Faron Young & The Jordanaires – “The Comeback”


Our “Lost Treasure” this week was released on Capitol Records in 1962.  Faron Young had a successful career beginning in the 1950’s and peaking by the late 60’s, although he recorded without much success right into the 1990’s.  This release had backing by the famous studio group The Jordanaires who backed Elvis among others.  Faron Young also briefly appeared in a number of late-50’s low budget western movies & later invested in real estate & founded trade paper “Music City News”  with Preston Temple.  By the 1970’s his music career was being overshadowed by his outrageous behavior & in 1972 he was charged for assaulting a female audience member.  Multiple tumultuous marriages with accusations of domestic violence & the onset of severe depression & alcoholism also came to light & affected his success from that point onward, in spite of attempts to regain his former glory & success on the charts.  Despondency over his failed attempts at success along with numerous deteriorating health issues led Faron to tragically take his own life in 1996 & he shot himself to death in Nashville. From Puget Sound Media we wish you a Happy Easter & hope you enjoy your weekend!

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Mike Cherry

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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