I’ve never really intended for the GMC to be a consistent source for obituaries of musical artists. In fact, there are a lot that don’t show up here. But I do try to mark the passing of those performers who have been featured on earlier posts, and I also note some of those who haven’t been spotlighted but might be future candidates. The former would apply to country singer Claude King, and the latter to songbird Fran Warren, both of whom died in the past week or so.
Claude King, who died in Shreveport, Lousiana, at age 90, was the featured artist on a post way back in 2007, one that started with memories of my days as a DJ. It was titled Claude King – Still Climbing That Mountain, and if you go there, you can not only read all about him but you can also hear his biggest hit, “Wolverton Mountain.”
On top of that, I’ve temporarily reactivated the links for a couple of his other hits.
In the case of Fran Warren, who died recently in Connecticut at age 87, you can read a very nice piece about her on A Trip Down Memory Lane, an outstanding nostalgia blog.
I’ve also posted a video of her below.