Mickey Gilley dies at 86

American country music singer, songwriter Mickey Gilley dies at 86, according to Mayor of Pasadena.

Since 1957, the Mississippi native has been creating music based on the sound of Louisiana’s rhythm and blues. Gilley grew up surrounded by the influence of music with his two famous cousins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. Gilley made his chart topper debut with his song “Is It Wrong For Loving You,” and gained a total of 39 Top 10 hits, 17 of those making it to the No. 1 spot. After moving to Pasadena, Texas, in 1971, he opened his world-famous honky-tonk nightclub, Gilley’s.

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