April 16, 1987 |
Country singer Mickey Gilley filed suit in Houston Tuesday to end his ties with Gilley's, the sprawling dance spot in nearby Pasadena, Tex., that helped him gain widespread fame when it was featured in the movie "Urban Cowboy." Gilley said he has not participated in the club's operation for three years and has not associated with the club or its operator Sherwood Cryer for the last year. "My pride in the club is gone. It no longer represents Mickey Gilley the entertainer," the performer said.
July 11, 1990 |
The fire that destroyed the landmark Gilley's country-western nightclub has been ruled arson, authorities said. Pasadena Fire Marshal Bill Yearout declined to reveal how or where Thursday's fire broke out. He said arson investigators have several leads and don't want to release details while the investigation continues. Gilley's had been closed since March 1989 because of a legal dispute between country-western singer Mickey Gilley and his one-time partner in the nightclub, Sherwood Cryer.
August 23, 1988 |
The co-owner of Gilley's, the cavernous honky-tonk made famous in the movie "Urban Cowboy," has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection--one day after he was to pay a $16-million judgment to the Pasadena, Tex., club's namesake, country singer Mickey Gilley.
April 2, 1989 |
Gilley's, the country-Western nightclub made famous in the movie "Urban Cowboy," has closed its doors, perhaps for good. A spokeswoman for singer Mickey Gilley, the club's namesake and former star attraction, said no tears are being shed. "This is something we're all happy about. Frankly, this mess has been going on a long time, and we're all rather relieved something was finally done," the spokeswoman, who asked not to be identified, said Friday.
November 21, 1988 |
How much has the shine faded from the "Urban Cowboy" movement? Ask Mickey Gilley. Despite his racking up eight No. 1 country singles in the 2 years after the "Urban Cowboy" movie helped catapult Gilley to the top of the sales charts in 1980, last year CBS Records dropped his contract. But then, that's just one of several setbacks the Louisiana-born singer has had to weather lately.