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Joe South

Born: 1940-02-28 - Died: 2012-09-05
Cause of Death:
Heart failure


Death Summary: On September 5th of 2012, Joe South passed away due to heart failure. South was 72 years of age.

Who was Joe South :

Joe South was a well-known singer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is mostly known for his original song of "Games People Play," which earned Grammies for both "Best Contemporary Song" and "Song of the Year."

Joe South was born as Joseph Alfred Souter, and started off his musical career in 1958 with the hit "The Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor." South later played guitar for various well-known artists, such as: Aretha Franklin, Tommy Roe, Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel.


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4 Signatures in Joe South's guestbook

  1. will Says:

    Loved the music, joe’s songs will live on through the ages. R.I.P Joe.

  2. Edwin A. Empestan Says:

    R.I.P. Joe

  3. mario boulet Says:

    Thanks for the music, Joe!!
    Beautiful soul.

  4. Nuno Ribeiro Says:

    Games people play is more relevant now than ever! Rest in peace, Its because of you I like Country!


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