Artie Glenn

Date: 1975 July 17
Length: 84 min.
Call Number: OH64


Musician and songwriter. Born January 23, 1915. Died 1994. Bass player. Wrote the classic song “Crying in the Chapel” (recorded by Darrell Glenn, 1953; Elvis Presley, 1960).

Interview Summary

1975 July 17
(1 hour, 24 minutes)
Musician and songwriter Artie Glenn talks about his music career. Discussion includes early musical influences; working as a musician in clubs and on the radio; the impact of his song “Crying in the Chapel”; joining the Light Crust Doughboys; and his decision to leave the music business.