September 1, 1933
Conway Twitty, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi. His family moved to Helena (Phillips County) when he was about ten years old, and he formed his first band shortly afterward. He traded his birth name, which came from the famous actor Harold Lloyd, for the stage name Conway Twitty while living in Memphis, Tennessee, and recording for Sun Records. Twitty was successful as a rock and roll performer but preferred country music; he sold more than fifty million records. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame six years after his death.