Singer/Songwriter Mickey Newbury Dead At 62

Singer/songwriter Mickey Newbury died September 28 at his home in Vida, OR after a lengthy illness at age 62. Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Eddy Arnold, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson recorded Newbury's songs. Elvis Presley recorded his "An American Trilogy" in the 1970's. Kenny Rogers & the First Edition's "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," Andy Williams' "Sweet Memories," and Jerry Lee Lewis' "She Even Woke Me up to Say Goodbye" were some of his best known compositions. He is also known for arranging "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Dixie," and "All My Trials" into the classic "An American Trilogy," which was popularized by Elvis Presley in the 1970's.

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