There probably aren't many of you out there but those of you who are afficiandos of Country Music will be saddened to learn of the passing of "The Possum," George Jones. In case you think it's just country music fans who loved his voice, think again. Some of the biggest names in the business were in awe of George Jones. As the AP reported, besides Frank Sinatra, Pete Townsend and James Taylor to name just two more, held him equally in awe. His lasst huge hit that I remember was his biggest and probably the one he'll be most remembered, "He Stopped Loving Her Today."
I once met George while hanging out at the local radio station back when I was about 15 when I was a kid with dreams of becoming a DJ. Suffice it to say, in reflection it was an hilarious evenng, of that I assure you; especially when one considers anything other than beer was, at the time, illegal. And yeah, I'll testify that at even that many years ago, could that boy put it away!
He'll be sorely missed, at least by this "young'un."