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September 6, 2012 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72. South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery, president of the Lowery Group. The company published South's music. Marion Merck of the Hall County coroner's office said South died of natural causes stemming from a heart attack. Beginning in the late 1960s, South rode a wave of success with his combination of melodic songs and compelling lyrics.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2012 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72. South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery, president of the Lowery Group. The company published South's music. Marion Merck of the Hall County coroner's office said South died of natural causes stemming from a heart attack. Beginning in the late 1960s, South rode a wave of success with his combination of melodic songs and compelling lyrics.
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February 27, 1994 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
When Joe South's "Games People Play" won a Grammy in 1970 as the song of the year, it was more than a moment of glory for the songwriter. It was the first time a hard-edged--for its time--rock entry had won in that category. Lennon and McCartney's ballad "Michelle" had been named best song three years earlier, but it fit into the conservative Grammy tradition.
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February 27, 1994 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
When Joe South's "Games People Play" won a Grammy in 1970 as the song of the year, it was more than a moment of glory for the songwriter. It was the first time a hard-edged--for its time--rock entry had won in that category. Lennon and McCartney's ballad "Michelle" had been named best song three years earlier, but it fit into the conservative Grammy tradition.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1988
Michael F. Parker has been named senior vice president at Trader Joe's Co., South Pasadena. Parker previously was senior vice president-merchandise planning and allocation, Caldor division of May Department Stores in Connecticut.
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November 20, 1994 | Sandy Masuo
* * 1/2 Tesla, "Bust a Nut," Geffen. A little prudent pruning would have done a lot to enhance Tesla's latest dose of middleweight pop-metal. The highlights: the grinding gears of "The Solution," the slow-dance sway of "A Lot to Lose," the supercharged road-weariness of "Mama's Fool" and a pleasantly raspy, rockin' rendition of Joe South's "Games People Play." New albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
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March 16, 1991 | United Press International
Thieves broke into Rep. Joe Moakley's South Boston home on Friday and took $600, jewelry and a collector's ring from baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, officials said. The Massachusetts Democrat and his wife were asleep upstairs when the suspects entered through a door, police and a congressional aide said. Moakley discovered the robbery when he heard a strange noise and went to investigate.
FOOD
August 18, 1994 | JEFF KASS
Don't reach for a loaf of Squaw Bread next time you're at Trader Joe's. The South Pasadena-based specialty food chain has changed the name, which offended some Native Americans, to Fat Free Multi-Grain Bread. The company received only three complaints, all from individuals, during the 10 years the bread was marketed under the original name, says Pat St.
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September 1, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN
Though Campbell's name and voice have not disappeared in any way close to the extent of James', there is far less focus on him in either country or pop circles than you'd expect for someone who enjoyed such success in the '60s and '70s, from the many Jimmy Webb hits (including "By the Time I Get to Phoenix") through "Southern Nights." While an occasionally pleasing song stylist ("Gentle on My Mind" here), Campbell too often is simply a colorless singer.
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October 23, 2005 | Robert Hilburn
Martina McBride "Timeless" (RCA) * * * 1/2 IF you don't follow country music, this delightful CD should be a double treat. First, it introduces you to McBride, who hasn't received the pop exposure of Faith Hill or Shania Twain, though she is a more heartfelt country singer than either. Second, the album showcases the character and range of classic country songwriting.
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February 28, 2010
I read your recent article on the wedding event that took place last Sunday in downtown Los Angeles ["Bridal Bliss," Feb. 21]. I loved all the great ideas on making the wedding day more memorable than stressful and costly. The mention of succulents, and reusable flowers, nontraditional dresses and budget-conscious centerpieces was great to hear! And the wedding cake (also usually overpriced) will no longer sit on table after table neatly sliced with one bite missing, then off to the trash.
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