Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Love is a Burning Thing...


The Tennessean, Monday, 02/07/05
Country icon Merle Kilgore dies at age 70

"Had Merle Kilgore only been a bit player in country music history — had he never co-written Ring of Fire with June Carter or managed Hank Williams Jr. to great career heights — he would still have been one of Nashville's great characters. A remarkable teller of stories and writer of songs, Mr. Kilgore died last night of congestive heart failure in Mexico, where he had been undergoing cancer treatments. He was 70."

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