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Selected items are only available for delivery via the Royal Mail 48® service and other items are available for delivery using this service for a charge. By the mid-1960s, Cramer had become a respected performer, making numerous albums and touring with guitar maestro Chet Atkins and saxophonist Boots Randolph, sometimes headlining and sometimes as the opening act for Eddy Arnold. Cramer also performed with them as a member of the Million Dollar Band. Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nded.). London: Barrie and Jenkins. p. 123. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.

East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tennessee, offers the Floyd Cramer Competitive Scholarship. Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p.207. ISBN 978-0-89820-188-8. Floyd Cramer, 64, Pianist With a Nashville Sound". The New York Times. January 2, 1998. p.D–7 . Retrieved March 2, 2021. Country Music Hall of Fame To Welcome Floyd Cramer and Carl Smith". bmi.com. Broadcast Music. August 13, 2003 . Retrieved March 3, 2021. Cramer had released records under his own name since the early 1950s and became well known following the release of " Last Date", a 45-rpm single, released by RCA Victor in 1960. [8] The instrumental piece exhibited a relatively new concept in piano playing known as the "slip note" style. The record went to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music chart, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The song was kept out of the number 1 position by Elvis Presley's " Are You Lonesome Tonight?" [9] The session pianist for Elvis's recording of that #1 song, in a very early morning session (about 4:00 AM) at RCA Studio B in Nashville, was none other than Floyd Cramer himself.


Cramer died of lung cancer on New Year's Eve, 1997, at the age of 64. He was interred in the Spring Hill Cemetery in the Nashville suburb of Madison, Tennessee.

Cramer was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and grew up in the small town of Huttig, Arkansas. He taught himself to play the piano. After finishing high school, he returned to Shreveport, where he worked as a pianist for the radio show Louisiana Hayride. Fulks, Sonny. "Remembering Floyd Cramer . . . and one last date!". pressprosmagazine.com. PressPros Magazine . Retrieved March 13, 2021. Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits. Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives. p.57. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.Escott, Colin (1998), "Floyd Cramer". In Paul Kingsbury (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Country Music, New York: Oxford University Press., pp.117–18.

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