R.I.P. Porter Wagoner
I had heard that he was ill.
He was one of the good guys.
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." -- HST
I loved his recitation of "If Jesus came to your house" (What would you do), which was performed with "What a friend we have in Jesus" as the backing track. Very nice.
If I hadn't watched the Dolly Parton programme on the Biography channel, I wouldn't have even known who Porter was....he never had even a minor hit over here in the UK. I read his Wiki profile, seems he was a good guy, always willing to help a fellow musician. He'll be missed.
:cry: :cry: :cry:
"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)
Yeah, he is one of the last remaining country legends left :cry: In fact he may have been the last one.
I think Charlie Louvin's still kicking around. Put out a CD this year...
Still remember those Breeze laundry detergent TV commercials he did with Dolly -- free towel in every box. He was a sight, even standing next to young Dolly.
-=tension & release=-
Here is something to remember him by. Probably one of the last things he did. Some REAL country music.
I used to watch Porter's show on TV when Dolly was his young protege. :D
"A cheerful heart is good medicine."