Writer of Deep Purple's Hush Dies

09/07/2012
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(Classic Rock) Joe South, who wrote Deep Purple track Hush and played on Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde album, has died at the age of 72.

South penned a number of well-known tracks in the 1960s including Down in the Boondocks and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. He won a Grammy for his own performance of Games People Play. He suffered from addiction issues in the 1970s, stemming from the suicide of his brother, then attended rehab in the mid-80s.

As a session musician he worked with Dylan, Aretha Franklin and Simon and Garfunkel, among others. South, real name Joseph Souter, passed away from natural causes related to a recent heart attack.

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