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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

James O'Gwynn dies

Country music singer James O'Gwynn died on January 19, 2011, at the age of  82 years. Born in 1928 in Mississippi, he was a member of the Louisiana Hayride and the Grand Ole Opry. During his career, he recorded for such labels as Starday, D, Hickory, Mercury, and others and had several country chart hits between 1958 and 1962.


Anonymous said...

i can remember james in the early 60; singing my name is mud. i,have been a fan every since. iregret his passing. good- by old friend william varnadore 1324 raymond rolison road lyons, ga. 30436

Anonymous said...

My favorite James O'Gwynn tune to this day is "The House Of Blue Lovers" still play it on my guitar and sing. The man was a solid Country Singer and I don't know why he did;nt get more popular.

Don Allen said...

I have a lot of James O'gwynn's 45rpm records , at least 25. He made a lot of good music. Among my favorites were --Don't We All Have The Right To Be Wrong now and then----Down On The Corner Of Love and I won't Love You Anymore Than You Love Me . He used to live just over
thirty miles from me in Arkansas . I did intend to look him up but he moved to Mississippi before I could
Don Allen... Perry Arkansas