David Houston and Tammy Wynette are shown in the recording studio on the photo used for the 45 single sleeve for their chart topping duet, “My Elusive Dreams” in June, 1967.
In late January, 1975, Charlie Rich released a cover of the David Houston/Tammy Wynette hit, “My Elusive Dreams” from his 1974 album, The Silver Fox. Rich’s version would peak at #3 on the country charts, eight years after Tammy and Houston scored their only number one duet together.
David Houston was born on December 9, 1935. Tammy Wynette recorded her first duets with Houston and their 1967 single, “My Elusive Dreams” was a smash number one hit. Because of personal differences, the stars recorded only one album together.
“A person surveying the country music scene at the beginning of 1973 could be forgiven for thinking that David Houston was en route to a career that would culminate in eventual induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His most recent single, “Good Things,” would reach #1 and complete a decade in which 13 of his singles topped the country charts. His 1966 hit, “Almost Persuaded,” was the biggest country hit of the decade (1966-75) and another 17 singles cracked the top 20.
Instead, Houston’s career would come to a screeching halt with only two more top 20 singles to follow.” - Paul Dennis, Forgotten Artists/David Houston
An insightful article about the music and the man can be found here.