(guest-blogged by Howie Klein)
Named for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Del Reeves, was a country music superstar since the 1960s. He died this week, January 1 (age 74) from emphysema. Although he recorded for the label I later became president of, Reprise Records, I never met him, but always admired his music. I was still in college when he released his first #1 record, "The Girl on the Billboard." And although he hosted his own TV show, Del Reeves was best known as a beloved Grand Ole Opry regular of 4 decades. Here's Del Reeves performing "Back Row" in 1967.
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