Thursday, January 27, 2011

Charlie Louvin dies at 83

Country singer Charlie Louvin passed away yesterday (January 26) at the age of 83.

A big influence on the country-era Byrds, he co-wrote The Christian Life with his brother Ira, a song The Byrds covered on their Sweetheart Of The Rodeo LP from 1968.

Gram Parsons (who brought the song to The Byrds) also covered the Louvins' Cash On The Barrelhead on his Grievous Angel LP.

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