From today’s Nashville Tennessean:
“Country Music Hall of Famer Don Gibson, a hit artist and songwriter who penned classics Sweet Dreams, I Can’t Stop Loving You and Oh Lonesome Me, died yesterday of natural causes at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was 75.”
Full text of obit here.
The obit makes mention of something I had always heard: Gibson supposedly wrote Oh Lonesome Me and I Can’t Stop Loving You in the same afternoon!!. If true, what a fine day’s work. If not, well, it’s still a great story and one I will continue to tell.
Rest in peace, Sad Poet.