Mickey Gilley: Country Music Star Whose Nightclub Inspired the Movie “Urban Cowboy”

From a New York Times obit by Bill Friskics-Warren headlined “Mickey Gilley, Country Music Star Whose Club Inspired ‘Urban Cowboy,’ Dies at 86”:

Mickey Gilley, the hit singer and piano player whose Texas nightclub was the inspiration for the movie “Urban Cowboy” and the glittering country music revival that accompanied it, died on Saturday in Branson, Mo.

A honey-toned singer with a warm, unhurried delivery, Mr. Gilley had 17 No. 1 country singles from 1974 to 1983, including “I Overlooked an Orchid” and “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time.”