Jack Mitchell

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Jacob "Jack" Mitchell Jr. (2 April 1923-17 July 1961) was an Archantan country and western musician popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Mitchell was the first successful Sierran musician nationally, and was known for his somber and gruff-toned western ballads. He released six albums and several singles before his death in a car accident in the morning of 17 July 1961 in Morsboro (Natrinia).

Biography

Early life

While record executives and admen painted the picture of a pure "country-born" singer, Mitchell was born in a house in Elvira. His father died in 1940. He worked as a shoe salesman, plumber and mechanic throughout the 1940s, with a brief stint in the F.S. Army in 1948 and 1949. In the 1951 state census his job was listed as "veterinarian's assistant".

Music career

Legacy

Mitchell's birth house has been maintained as the Jack Mitchell House museum since 1981.