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RIP Mac Davis and Helen Reddy, singers, both 78

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Mac Davis, country & pop song writer and singer, died yesterday after heart surgery in Nashville. He was popular in his own right, but also was a prolific songwriter for other major singers, incl Elvis' song, 'In the Ghetto'. I remember his own  'Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me'. Talented, easy going. Also did some TV/movies.

And singer Helen Reddy died in Los Angeles yesterday. An Australian, she is best remembered for her American hit, 'I AM WOMAN' which became a feminist rights theme song for the times. That song was a biggie.

May they both RIP.

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I liked him.

I really never considered that he was a country music artist though.

Rest in peace ...

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Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell and John Denver were all cross-over artists. I guess that Dolly Parton could be considered one also. Even Elvis crossed over from contemporary to gospel. It was for his gospel recordings that he won his only Grammy awards.

I like country music. With my current insomniac issues, I put on a TV Music Channel and listen to the 'classic' country tunes. Just love them - only thing I tend to sing along or need to check out the artists (sometimes I forget - Gaitlin Brothers or Oak Ridge Boys).

I'm beginning to feel like the AN Obituary Columnist!

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And singer Helen Reddy died in Los Angeles yesterday. An Australian, she is best remembered for her American hit, 'I AM WOMAN' which became a feminist rights theme song for the times. That song was a biggie.

AND Helen Reddy?

Gosh, I missed that the first time I read this.

Oh, yes, I do remember her. Several of her songs.

May she rest in peace.

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