Friday, March 08, 2013
Claude King. R. I. P.
Country singer Claude King dies | News - Home: Country music singer Claude King died early this morning, according to family members. King turned 90 years old last month. He was born in Keithville and bought his first guitar when he was 12. King, was a frequent guest on the Louisiana Hayride. He often performed in the same shows as Elvis, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Jim Reeves and George Jones. King first hit the country top 10 with his song "Big River, Big Man." He followed with "The Comancheros", which became a hit in the 1960's. But his 1962 song, "Wolverton Mountain", would become his signature song. It sold over a million copies. King also appeared in a number of films. King leaves behind 3 sons and a number of grandchildren.