1960's and 70's singer-songwriter Joe South has passed away at the age 72.

South got his start as a session musician, adding his guitar work to many hit songs.  Some of the early to mid-1960's artists that worked with South include Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan.

A solo career followed, and Joe South had many infamous hits like "Games People Play", "Walk A Mile In My Shoes", "These Are Not My People", and "Don't It Make You Want To Go Home".

Joe South also wrote many hits for other artists as well - including Billy Joe Royal's "Down In The Boondocks" and Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden".

 

The Associated Press: Joe South, singer-songwriter from 70s, dies at 72.