Writing 4 - Lonesome Rhodes

Writing 4 - Lonesome Rhodes - Cory McAndrews 11/18/07...

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Cory McAndrews 11/18/07 American Music 128 Dr. Boerckel Country/Western Singer Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes Deceased at Age 34 Big time country/western singer Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes passed away Tuesday, May 16 th , 1959 in his penthouse apartment in New York City. It was discovered Wednesday morning by the coroner that Mr. Rhodes died from heart complications surrounding what appeared to be a heart attack. He was found early Tuesday morning in his bed by a friend. Lonesome Rhodes as he was so well known by, had a fiery and exciting career that was short-lived but hit its fullest potential early on. Lonesome was originally discovered in a Piggott, Arkansas jail doing time for a public drunkenness charge by radio personality Marcia Jeffries. Jeffries was doing a piece for her show entitled “A Face in the Crowd,” when she stumbled upon Rhodes sleeping in the corner. After some hassling, Lonesome finally picked up his guitar and agreed to sing a song for Ms. Jeffries. The station as well as the local people loved Lonesome
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 128 taught by Professor Boerckel during the Fall '07 term at Lycoming.

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