Music Monday: Roger Miller singing “King of the Road”

Posted By on January 9, 2023

RogerMiller1965PhilipsPerhaps the first song that I can remember hearing on the radio and remembering I liked was Roger Miller‘s “King of the Road.” I was probably too young to remember it clearly, but my mom and dad commented that I definitely liked it when I was just 4 or 5. 

Trailer4SaleOrRentI do know that … for no other categorized music genre … the “honky-tonk” influence was appealing to me. Even throughout school I was secretly partial to country music, especially when it had a little popular flair – later I really enjoyed southern rock. In previously Music Monday posts, I mentioned Glen Campbell and Roger Miller in this post.

Recently Glenn Anderson posted the photo above on Twitter and it reminded me of Roger Miller and his big hit … so here’s an old black and white TV segment.


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