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Country Singer Charlie Rich Crosses Genres

Sony Music has re-issued four of Rich's CD's. He died in July of 1995 at the age of 62. Rich was known as the "Silver Fox," because of his premature gray hair. He got his start working with the Sun record label in the late 50s, writing tunes for Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash. From there he began making records himself. In the 70s he reached his commercial peak with his country hits, "The Most Beautiful Girl," and "Behind Closed Doors." (REBROADCAST FROM 9/3/92).


Other segments from the episode on March 7, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 7, 1997: Interview with Charlie Rich; Interview with Alana Lomax; Review of a concert by David Heflgott; Review of the film "Private Parts."


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