Thursday, January 27, 2011

Charlie Louvin, R. I. P.

Post Mortem - Charlie Louvin dies; country singer inspired Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello: "Charlie Louvin, 83, the country singer and Grand Old Opry performer who, as half of the duo The Louvin Brothers, influenced such later performers as the Everly Brothers died at his home in Warface, Tenn. from complications of pancreatic cancer.

The Louvin Brothers songs were later covered by such diverse performers as Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello and the Byrds,

The brothers were renown for both gospel songs and so-called heart songs and tearjerkers such as 'If I Could Only Win Your Love,' later recorded by Emmylou Harris."

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