Sunday, April 27, 2008

Paul Davis passes on

If you grew up on the music of 99.5 RT,
specially around the pivotal period of the late 70's
into the early 80's, then mourn with me.

JACKSON, Mississippi (April 23) - Paul Davis,
a singer and songwriter whose soft rock hit "I Go Crazy"
stayed on the charts for months after its
release in 1977, died Tuesday.
He was 60.
Davis died of a heart attack at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian,
the city where he grew up, cousin James Edwards said.

Davis' other popular hits included "You're Still New To Me,"
a country duet with Marie Osmond; and "Ride 'Em Cowboy."

His 1977 album "Singer of Songs -- Teller of Tales"
featured the ballad "I Go Crazy."
The song slowly climbed the charts,
peaking at No. 7 eight months after its release,
according to Billboard's Web site.
The song stayed in the Top 100 for 40 weeks,
according to Billboard -- a record at the time
for the magazine's Hot 100 chart.
The mark has since been surpassed many times;
the current record holder is LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live,"
which stayed on the Hot 100 for 69 weeks.

Davis is best known in the Philippines for his 24K RT classics
"'65 Love Affair" and "Cool Night."
Another singer-songwriter bites the dust. But Paul's music shall
live on in our collective memories, as well as our music collections.


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