R.I.P., Porter

29 Oct

Porter Wagoner died yesterday. He was 80.

In his almost 60-year career, Porter Wagoner did everything from introduce Dolly Parton to the world to become an indie superstar.

His “Porter Wagoner Show” ran from 1960 to 1981, and his biggest hits included “Satisfied Mind,” “Misery Loves Company,” “The Carroll County Accident” and “Skid Row Joe.” He had lots of hits with Dolly, too, like “Just Someone I Used to Know” and “The Last Thing on My Mind.”

Wagoner’s last album, “Wagonmaster,” was released in June.

Porter Wagoner will be deeply missed.

Here’s video of Porter Wagoner on the Letterman show earlier this year.

One Response to “R.I.P., Porter”

  1. Randy October 29, 2007 at 8:09 pm #

    I REMEMBER WATCHING THE PORTER WAGNOR SHOW GROWING UP (I’ 44) HELL YOU HAD TO YOU ONLY HAD 3 CHANNELS AND YOU HAD TO WATCH WHAT YOUR PARENTS WATCHED, BUT I KINDA LIKE IT, I REMEMBER SPECK ROAHDES
    TALKING ON THE OLD TIMEY TELPHONE THAT WAS ALWAYS THE COMEDY PART OF THE SHOW
    GOD BLESS YOU PORTER YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

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