It has been twenty-two years since Conway Twitty's untimely passing, and we miss him more each day.
In the 1950's, the world was introduced to the rock-and-roll turned country singer, Conway Twitty. From that point on, the music industry would never be the same.
The legendary country star had over fifty #1 singles throughout his career, including, "It's Only Make Believe","Tight Fittin' Jeans", "Hello Darlin'" and one of our personal favorites, "The Rose".
The rare video below features Conway's last known performance of the song we all know and love, "The Rose". Conway gave his all in this 1992 performance, just a year before his sudden passing on June 5, 1993. His energy was as strong in this performance as it was throughout his long career.
"The Rose" was originally recorded by Bette Midler in 1980, and was covered by Conway in 1983 on his album, Dream Maker. The song (of course) was a huge hit, topping the country charts, and becoming Conway's 30th #1 single.
It's been twenty-two years but we can still feel his presence.
R.I.P. Conway Twitty, always remembered, never forgotten.
Check out Conway's final performance below, and prepare to be moved to tears.
Some say love, it is a river
And that it drowns the tender reed
And some say love, it's like a razor
And that it leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, it's only seed.
It's a heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's a dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
Who can not seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying
That never learns to live.
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In spring becomes the rose...
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