b. 8 January 1943, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. When he was 18 years old, Jimmy Elledge sent a demo tape to famed country producer Chet Atkins, who signed him to RCA - Victor Records. Elledge’s debut single, the country ballad ‘Funny How Time Slips Away’ - produced by Atkins and written by soon-to-be country superstar Willie Nelson - reached the US Top 30 in early 1962 and earned him a gold disc for selling over a million copies. He later joined the Hickory label in the mid-60s but had no further US chart success.