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Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:19 AM

Mac Davis dies at 78: Singer, songwriter, actor wrote 'In The Ghetto,' starred in films

Source: The Tennessean

Mac Davis a singer, songwriter and actor who wrote "In The Ghetto" and other classic songs for Elvis Presley before becoming a multitalented star in his own right died Tuesday at age 78.

The announcement was made by the Country Music Association, following word from Davis' manager that he had become "critically ill" after undergoing heart surgery in Nashville.

Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2020/09/29/mac-davis-in-ghetto-songwriter-critically-ill/3564764001/

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Reply Mac Davis dies at 78: Singer, songwriter, actor wrote 'In The Ghetto,' starred in films (Original post)
videohead5 Sep 30 OP
TeamPooka Sep 30 #1
DownriverDem Sep 30 #14
CentralMass Sep 30 #2
BootinUp Sep 30 #3
CentralMass Sep 30 #4
whistler162 Sep 30 #9
Raine Sep 30 #5
videohead5 Sep 30 #8
BumRushDaShow Sep 30 #6
hlthe2b Sep 30 #7
sinkingfeeling Sep 30 #10
Glorfindel Sep 30 #11
niyad Sep 30 #12
crickets Sep 30 #13
Doc_Technical Sep 30 #15
llmart Sep 30 #16
MurrayDelph Sep 30 #17
Blue_Tires Oct 1 #18

Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:28 AM

1. aw. he's a great songwriter. RIP

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:59 AM

14. #2

Helen Reddy and now Mac Davis. Who is next? They die in 3s usually.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:32 AM

2. In The Ghetto -1972

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:32 AM

3. Sad to hear. Great performer, artist

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:56 AM

4. If there is any to the these things happen in 3's. We had Helen Reddy and now Mac Davis.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 06:20 AM

9. WOW...... didn't hear that.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:18 AM

5. Sad news, him and Helen Reddy both gone too soon 😪

R-I-P Mac

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Response to Raine (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 06:19 AM

8. Helen Reddy

Did a cover of I Believe in Music.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:45 AM

6. Awww... had posted the LBN of him being gravely ill



He was such a classic with such a unique voice that brought the needed gravitas to his songs.



R.I.P.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 06:05 AM

7. I'm so sorry to hear that.

I hope he passed peacefully. After reports of his cardiac surgery gone bad went public I expected he might, but this is sad news for sure.



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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 08:14 AM

10. I loved his album with "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me". R.I.P.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 08:47 AM

11. So sorry to hear it. Mr. Davis and his music brought much joy

into a world where it is badly needed. May he rest in peace.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:04 AM

12. Requiescat in pace, Mac. Loved your music.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:45 AM

13. Mac Davis was a fixture in the 70s.

He had such a wonderful voice. He will be missed.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:30 AM

15. RIP Mac

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 11:30 AM

16. Another music icon of my generation.

I had his album along with Helen Reddy's.

I guess losing these people of my generation makes me more aware of my own mortality. In my mind, I'm still in my 20's.

RIP, Mac. Thank you for your music.

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:43 PM

17. Saw him in Vegas in December 1982

He was the opening act for Jack Benny (with whom I had a nice chat when I bumped into him in the halls*). He told the story of Bobby Goldsboro wanting to change the name of Watching Scotty Grow.








*(Autocorrect wanted to change "halls" to "balls." That would have been a very different story)

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Response to videohead5 (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 04:17 AM

18. the dude from North Dallas Forty?

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