Tuesday, July 22, 2014
R.I.P.: George Riddle
Legendary country singer and songwriter George Riddle died on Saturday (July 19, 2014). He was 78.
Riddle, who is probably best known for his role as the original Jones Boy, leaves behind an undeniable impact on country music. He backed George Jones in his band, and it was just the two of them when the legendary act started. Riddle also had the privilege of being a regular fiddle player on the iconic Grand Ole Opry stage.
Riddle wasn’t just a talented musician, however. He also spent a lot of writing for established artists including Jones, Ray Charles, Tammy Wynette, Mickey Gilley, Del Reeves, Melba Montgomery and Margie Singleton. Riddle penned 13 songs for Jones alone. source
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