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Marty Robbins

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==Music and honors==
Robbins was awarded an honorary degree by [[Northern Arizona University]]. Although by 1960 Robbins output was more country his initial hits like 'Singing the blues', 'Knee deep in the blues' 'The Story of my life' 'She was only Seventeen' and 'A White Sport Coat' were generally regarded as more pop/teen idol material than his hits from 1960 onwards (El Paso etc).
Robbins' 1957 recording of "[[A White Sport Coat|A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation]]"<ref name=pc10>{{Pop Chronicles |10 |2}}</ref> sold over one million copies, and was awarded a [[music recording sales certification|gold record]].<ref name="The Book of Golden Discs">{{cite book
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