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Lionel Alton Delmore
Birth: Mar. 19, 1940
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 20, 2002
Celina
Clay County
Tennessee, USA

Country Musician, Songwriter. He was the son of Alton Delmore, and the nephew of Rabon Delmore, better known as the early country music duo The Delmore Brothers. The two men wrote such country classics as "Browns Ferry Blues", "Beautiful Brown Eyes", "Midnight Special", and "Blues Stay Away From Me." A native of Birmingham, Alabama, he graduated from Butler High School in 1958, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he became a singer and songwriter in his own right. He worked with many music personalities including Larry Cordle and John Anderson. In 1973, Delmore met Anderson while working as a staff writer for the publishing company, the Golden Horn Music. The two men became fast friends and soon began a partnership to write music. Among their collaborations are, "Down In The Orange Grove", "Bad Weather", "They Spent Forever", "I Wish I Could Write You A Song", "It Ain't Pneumonia, It's The Blues", "Bend It 'Til It Breaks", and "Swingin." The single "Swingin", released by John Anderson in 1983 was one of his greatest hits. The song topped both the pop and country charts that year, and was also named the CMA Song of the Year. Among Delmore's other compositions are, "Honky Tonk Crowd", "Lower On The Hog", and "Low Dog Blues." He died after a long battle with cancer. (bio by: K) 
 
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Athens City Cemetery
Athens
Limestone County
Alabama, USA
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Oct 04, 2007
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Lionel Alton Delmore
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