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Sonny James Dead At 87; Country Performer Had Pop Success With “Young Love” In The 1950’s
Sonny James Dead At 87; Country Performer Had Pop Success With “Young Love” In The 1950’s
Legendary country and pop music performer Sonny James has passed away at the age of 87.  Largely retired from the music business since 1983, James cast a wide net in music in the 1950's, 60's, and 70's.  While he found early success on the pop charts, James later carved out a career successfully covering pop hits for the country audience - racking up 26 Number One hits on the Billboard charts;  Ja