RIP Billy Joe Royal..

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  1. Shithead

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    I'm sure very few here know of him



    Country star Billy Joe Royal dies aged 73 after passing away unexpectedly in his sleep

    The Down in the Boondocks singer died in his North Carolina home on Tuesday


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    Billy Joe Royal has passed away aged 73.

    The c ountry and pop music star - who had hits like Down in the Boondocks and I Knew You When - has tragically died in his sleep on Tuesday.

    The star passed away unexpectedly at his North Carolina home this week, his publicist confirmed to Mirror Online.



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    Billy Joe Royal performs in honor of Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, Paul Cochran on September 17, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia
    He is survived by his ex-wife Michelle Royal, daughter Savannah Royal and setpsons Trey and Joey Riverbank.

    The singer saw success in the 1960s when he was signed to Columbia Records, with his last US Top 40 hit being Cherry Hill Park.



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    Royal was best-known for his hit Down in the Boondocks
    After his initial success, he continued to make music signed to a number of smaller labels before finally settling in Nashville with Atlantic Records.

    In the 1980s he still saw success in the US Country chart, with songs like Tell It Like It Is and Till I Can't Take It Anymore.



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    The Georgia Music Fall of Famer returned to the ceremony in 2011
    Royal was honoured by the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1988, meaning he now sits alongside stars like Ray Charles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Otis Reading and James Brown.
     
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    I am as sad as when his dog spot died 10 years ago.
     
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    i didn't know the Indian from One Flew over the Cockoo's nest was a singer
     
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    @Engaged Chicken will get in touch with the family and let them know what he meant to us here at Dawgs...
     
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    He looked ridiculous with the dyed hair. Something Gunky should take notice of.
     
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    Never heard of him....he kind of looks like that preacher on TV in the 1980's

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    At least he died doing what he loved...:nojj:
     
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    He was the first to record "Hush" which later became Deep Purple's first hit.
     
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    Died tragically in his sleep in his seventies ? We should all be so lucky

    I hope that 90s Melrose Place wig gets buried with him
     
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    he looked like death while he was alive
     
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    Can you imagine how bad he looked when he got up every morning. Thank GOD he died in his sleep. That poor bathroom mirror.


    Rest his soul :sadbye2:
     
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    He's dead, yes, but his wig will continue the current tour in his place.
     
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    By name, I had no idea who he was until I heard the song. R.I.P.
     
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    Which was written by the great, Joe South.
     
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    I've heard that song.
    RIP.
     
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    Just the way I wanna go with out having to use Obama care.
     
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    Lord have mercy on that boy from down in the boondocks.
     
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    Billy Joe Royal wasn't a goddamn Country star.

    He was a rock & roll pop star with hits covered by a few Country stars including Lynn Anderson.
    His records charted on the Pop charts.
    He had at least 3 hits.
    He produced terrific regional rock & roll hits by other artists- many which hit the top of the charts in the mid-sixties.

    He was a session man who appeared on Bob Dylan's greatest album Blonde On Blonde.

    But he wasn't no goddamn Country star.
     
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    RIP funny man :sadbye:
     
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    He kicked as int hose karate movies
    super badass with that black hat and that hot blonde girlfriend and his jeep
    rip karate man of peace