Billy Joe Royal

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Birthday
3, 1942
Birthplace
Valdosta, GA
Death Date
Oct 6, 2015 (73)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1942
Birthplace
Valdosta, GA
Death Date
Oct 6, 2015 (73)

About

Country rock singer of hits like "Down in the Boondocks" and "I Knew You When." He had numerous singles reached the Billboard Hot 100, including "Cherry Hill Park" at #15.

Before Fame

Performing rock 'n' roll since the age of fourteen, he cut "Down in the Boondocks" as a demo for Columbia and saw it reach the Top Ten of the pop charts.

Trivia

After his country-rock act was no longer working, he came back to just country, scoring hits with "Tell It Like It Is" and "Burned Like a Rocket."

Family Life

He was born in Valdosta, Georgia. He had three children: Joey, Trey, and Savannah.

Associated With

His singles "I Knew You When" and "Hush" were written and produced by Joe South.