Singer and actor Mac Davis has died at 78

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He also hosted a variety show.
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (540k points)
retagged by Scott Fulkerson

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I saw this on the news feed. I guess I never realized that one of his gigs was writing for Elvis, but it makes sense. Some of his hits, like "In the Ghetto" were heard all over once Elvis sang them.

I don't recall his "Memories", although when I listened to it this morning, it sounds vaguely familiar. I used to listen to a lot of Elvis, so it may have been one of those songs I heard and then never really listened to again.

"Don't Cry Daddy" and "A Little Less Conversation" were memorable though, but not much my style. I do recall his brief variety show, but then that was the era of variety shows, so it didn't surprise me and I can't recall watching it a whole lot.

I also didn't realize he wrote "Watching Scotty Grow", which is another emotion-filled song. Bobby Goldsboro sang that one and it was a big hit for awhile.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
My memory is his greatest hit, Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on name.

What a talented fella and what a loos for the music world.

Don't get hooked on me is a wonderful song and I always cry when I hear "Scotty." It's a great loss.
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Being an Elvis fan, I do remember those songs that he wrote and Elvis made famous. I am also a country music fan (more the classic country) so remember songs he wrote in that genre. This is a loss for the music world - he was very talented.
by Virginia Fields G2G6 Pilot (704k points)

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