Green Around the Gilley’s

in Hits & Misses by
“It’s my club…
and I’ll suck if I want to.
Suck if I want to… suck if I want to.”

Mickey Gilley
Singer, songwriter, sellout.
March 9, 1936 – May 7, 2022.
Aged 86 years.

Most recognized for: Mickey was a small-time country singer and big honky-tonk owner until a few hits in the 70’s put him in the spotlight. He soon jumped onto the pop-country crossover bandwagon just as his club became the stage for a little Travolta flick called “Urban Cowboy.” As the 80’s drew on, it became clear that the zenith of Mickey’s stardom had come to pass…and several years later so did Mickey.