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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bill Phillips died

Country music singer Bill Phillips, who had chart entries in his own right and discovered Dolly Parton, passed away on August 23, 2010. He was 74 years old.
Born in 1938, Phillips first break came on Miami's Old South Jamboree on WFIL. In 1959 and 1960, he had two chart hits with Mel Tillis. He also recorded on his own for Decca and United Artists. But it was not until 1966 that Phillips received his most commercial success. He discovered a demo by Dolly Parton, who was in the record business for about ten years at that time, and Phillips produced her first big hit "Put It Off Until Tomorrow". He also had three own chart hits later on and was a part of Kitty Wells' and Johnnie Wright's touring show.

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