Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Claude King dead at 90

Claude King who is probably most famous for his 1962 hit "Wolverton Mountain," died at the age of 90 on March 7th, in Shreveport, LA.

King was born near Keithville, LA Feb. 5th 1923.

My favourite King song is the aforementioned "Wolverton Mountain," which according to Wiki was based on an uncle of country music singer Merle Kilgore, who lived on Woolverton Mountain in Arkansas. Apparently King worked on Kilgore's version of the song and polished it up and it became an instant hit.


Brian Guy

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