Joe South

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Birthday
28, 1940
Birthplace
Georgia
DEATH DATE
Sep 5, 2012 (72)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
28, 1940
Birthplace
Georgia
DEATH DATE
Sep 5, 2012 (72)

About

His 1969 protest song Games People Play, which was about the way people mistreat one another, won him a Grammy Award.

Before Fame

He began as a country singer, performing on Atlanta Radio, before joining Pete Drake's band.

Trivia

He won a total of three Grammys and was also a popular sideman, playing with musicians ranging from Aretha Franklin to Bob Dylan.

Family Life

He was born Joseph Alfred Souter in Atlanta, Georgia.

Associated With

He wrote Hush, Ian Gillan and Deep Purple's hit song.