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Monday, October 29, 2007

Music News: Country Legend Porter Wagoner Dies

Porter Wagoner late in life but still sporting one of his characteristic Nudie tailored suits.

Porter Wagoner, one of country music's biggest stars of the 60's and early 70's, died yesterday of lung cancer at the age of 80. Porter had 81 charted country singles including numbers ones stretching from 1955's "Satisfied Mind" to 1974's "Please Don't Stop Loving Me." He also had a long-running hit syndicated TV show which ran from the 60's into the 80's. It was on his show that America was first introduced to a young talent named Dolly Parton and he would be a mentor to her for the rest of her career.

Here's a vintage clip of Wagoner with Parton doing "Run That by Me One More Time" in the early 70's:

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