The music world lost another all-time great today as Eddy Arnold passed away at the age of 89, just a week shy of his 90th birthday. His wife of 66 years just passed away in March and I suppose, like most older folks he sort of lost his will to recover from a fall that broke his hip.
With a career spanning seven decades, Eddy Arnold was a pioneer of “the Nashville Sound”, and was instrumental in helping traditional Country & Western cross-over into Pop Music. He is the second all-time hit leader of Country Music, second only to Ole Possum Eyes — George Jones.
Some of Eddy Arnold’s best known hits of his 28 #1s are:
Make the World Go Away
What’s He Doin’ in My World?
Bouquet of Roses
and here’s some extra-special twang, just for Shrew.
I Walk Alone
Another music great passes on. Sadly, there are few to replenish the stock.
TODAY’s TRIVIA: Eddy Arnold was once managed by Colonel Tom Parker, the slippery circus barker that ruined Elvis.