Thursday, September 6, 2012

Joe South (1940-2012)

You might know the hits he wrote, not just for himself, but for others as well. "Walk a Mile in My Shoes". "Games People Play". "Rose Garden". "Down in the Boondocks". "How Can I Unlove You?". You might remember the man himself if you heard at least two of the above on the radio. On Wednesday, Joe South passed away from heart failure at 72.

South wrote "Rose Garden" & "How Can I Unlove You?" for Lynn Anderson between 1970-1. Billy Joe Royal climbed the charts with "Boondocks" and "I Knew You Well". South enjoyed some chart success of his own with "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" and "Games People Play", both of which have been covered by other artists, including Waylon Jennings & Elvis Presley, to name a couple of major artists.

Rest in peace, Joe.


magicdog said...

I loved many of those songs!

I wonder how many of today's sognwriters will be so fondly remembered? Or have such memorable songs?

BTW - Youtube yanked the video.

hobbyfan said...

So I see, so I've deleted that part of the post. If I find something else, I'll post it separately.