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John Loudermilk

January 30, 1976 OH93 76 min.


Country music songwriter. Born March 31, 1934. Songwriting credits include “A Rose and a Baby Ruth,” “Waterloo,” “Tobacco Road,” “Ebony Eyes,” “Talk Back Trembling Lips,” “Break My Mind,” “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Indian),” and “Abilene.” Member, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Interview Summary

1976 January 30
(1 hour, 16 minutes)
Songwriter John Loudermilk talks about his career. Discussion includes a brief family history and early musical interests; his first songs; his singing career (as Johnny Dee); and his influences and songwriting techniques.

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