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Subject: John D. Loudermilk, RIP

Dan D.
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Date Posted: Thu September 22, 2016 13:19:06

Singer/songwriter John D. Loudermilk passed away Wednesday (September 21) at the age of 82. Born in Durham, North Carolina (his cousins were the country singers, the Louvin Brothers), John worked as a handyman at a local TV station and convinced the owner to let him sing a song he wrote over-the-air. George Hamilton IV was impressed enough with "A Rose And A Baby Ruth" that he recorded it and set John on the path of music. As a singer, John is best remembered for "Language Of Love" (#32-1961) and for his own version of "Sittin' In The Balcony" as Johnny Dee (#38-1957), which he also wrote. But John's catalog of compositions is surpassed by few in rock history, including "Indian Reservation", "Thou Shalt Not Steal", Stonewall Jackson's "Waterloo","Talk Back Tremblin' Lips", "Norman", "Tobacco Road" and "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye". John was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976 and entered the North Carolina Music Hallof Fame five years ago.

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Re: John D. Loudermilk, RIPBenFri September 23, 2016 16:46:10

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