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Miller, Roger (02 January 1936–25 October 1992), musician, was born Roger Dean Miller in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Jean Miller and Landine Burdine, farmers. Miller was thirteen months old when his father died, and rather than commit her children to an orphanage, his mother sent her three sons to live with her late husband’s brothers. From the age of three, Roger Miller was raised by Elmer D. Miller and Armelia Miller in Erick, Oklahoma....

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Robbins, Marty (26 September 1925–08 December 1982), country and pop musician, was born Martin David Robinson in Glendale, Arizona, the son of Jack Joe Robinson, a Polish immigrant who worked at a number of jobs and deserted his family when Robbins was young, and Emma Heckle. Robbins identified most closely later in life with his grandfather “Texas Bob” Heckle, who died in 1931. Texas Bob had carried dispatches for General ...