Did you see this morning’s blog about singer/songwriter Joe South?  He died of a heart attack yesterday at age 72.  Joe wraps up the current Celebrity Death Trifecta.  This one includes TWO famous songwriters:

  1. Hal David (songwriter)
  2. Michael Clarke Duncan (actor)
  3. Joe South (singer/songwriter)

I played Joe’s hit from 1969, “Games People Play” on the show today.  He won two Grammys for that one!   But, do you know the OTHER songs he wrote – but, didn’t sing?  You’ll be surprised at some of these!

“Rose Garden” (as sung by Lynn Anderson):


“Hush” (as sung by Deep Purple):


“Yo-Yo” (as sung by The Osmonds):


“Down In The Boondocks” (as sung by Billy Joe Royal):


Here’s Joe performing his own hit, “Games People Play”:


You get bonus points if you remember THIS one:


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