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William Spivery
Birth: 1931, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 2004
Richmond Heights
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Songwriter. He wrote the song "Operator" which was made famous by the Manhattan Transfer. The 1950s hit song and its memorable refrain "Operator, information, give me Jesus on the line" remains very popular in karaoke bars and churches all over the country. Another notable song penned by Mr. Spivery was "Mr. John" (1964), a tribute to President John F. Kennedy. It became a regional hit on the billboard charts. He also wrote "Non-Violent Man" (1968) in memory of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. He hosted several radio programs in the Cleveland area. Spivery later worked as an upholsterer who repaired automobile seats.  (bio by: Steve Corley) 
 
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Cleveland Memorial Gardens
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Steve Corley
Record added: Oct 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9590721
William Spivery
Added by: Jerry Gowins Jr.
 
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