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Sheila Tilton
Born:  September 28, 1950
Died:  January 24, 2007

About The Artist

Her parents named her Sheila Leolani Tilton. She was born on the island of Oahu. Her middle name, Leolani, means "heavenly voice."

Her musical career began when she was just twelve years old. Sheila and her two sisters, Gwen and Muriel, formed a trio called The Tilton Sisters. They started performing for the local rodeos. A show called Hawaiian Hayride featured many of the military clubs on the island.

When she was sixteen, she was voted "Queen of the Rodeo" at Barbers Point which was sponsored by Hawaii's only full time country music station.

Gwen and Muriel eventually decided to quit singing. Sheila then former her own group, The Suburbans, which performed throughout the islands.

Promo Ad - Honokaa Gymnasium - Hilo, HI - The Tilton Sisters - Pat Spencer - Buddy Guitar - Bill Lawrence - Bob Bertram - March 1960
Promo Ad - Community Camera - Waikiki Shell - Honolulu, HI - The Surfers - The Tilton Sisters - BEll Richard's Hula Troupe - Jessie Kalima's Trio

Promo Ad - Hitching Post - Honolulu, HI - Sheila Tilton - December 1971
Promo Ad - The Good Life Crusade - Waialae Baptist Church - Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sheila Tilton - August 1972

Promo Ad - Schofield Barracks Conroy Bowl - Honolulu, HI - Buck Owens - Buddy Alan - Don Rich - Sheila Tilton - November 1972
Promo Ad - The Aquarium - Imperial Hawaii Hotel - Honolulu, HI - Don Shane and the Countryaires - Sheila Tilton - April 1975

Promo Ad - The Sound Track - Nashville, TN - Sheila Tilton - Marlys Roe - Zeke Sheppard - August 1975
Promo Ad - Possum Holler - Printers Alley - Nashville, TN - George Jones - Sheila Tilton - October 1975

Promo Ad - Printers Alley - Possum Holler - Nashville, TN - George Jones - Sheila Tilton - Dwayne Phillips - Jimmy Darrell - December 1975
Promo Ad - Printers Alley - Possum Holler - Nashville, TN - George Jones - Merle Kilgore - Sheila Tilton - January 1976

Promo Ad - Billboard - Con Brio Records - Sheila Tilton - Half As Much - July 1976
Promo Ad - Billboard - Acuff-Rose Publishers - Sheila Tilton - Half As Much - August 1976

Promo Ad - Cash Box - Con Brio Records - Dale McBride - Bill Walker - Sheila Tilton - December 1976
Promo Ad - Sid's Lounge - Tallahassee, FL - Sheila Tilton - Little Jimmie Dickens - January 1977

Promo Ad - Holiday Inn - Hobbs, NM - Sheila Tilton - February 1977
Promo Ad - Cactus Pete's Gala Room - Sheila Tilton - February 1977

Con Brio CB-K-101-A - Brass Buckles - Sheila Tilton - November 1974

Credits & Sources

  • Country Artist Of The Week - Sheila Tilton; August 7, 1976; Cash Box; New York, NY

Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
ConBrio
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  101 A Brass Buckles
  101 B Good Old Pete
  104 A I'll Be Whatever You Say
  104 B Let Your Lovin' Do The Talking
  107 A I'm Beginning To See The Light
  107 B He's Coming Home
  110 A Half As Much
  110 B I'll Be Whatever You Say
  115 A Little Man
  115 B Let Your Lovin' Do The Talkin'