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 Joe Maphis

Joe Maphis

Birth
Suffolk, Suffolk City, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Jun 1986 (aged 65)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 12158 · View Source
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Musician. Born Otis W. Maphis in Suffolk, Virginia, he was a double neck guitar player best known for being half of the popular husband-wife country music duo, "Joe and Rose Maphis". During the 1940s to 1960s, together with his wife Rose Lee, they went to prominence with hits such as "Dim Lights", "Thick Smoke" and "Loud, Loud Music". With his double-neck Mosrite guitar, he was one of the flashiest country artist dubbed the King of Strings, as featured on his solo album "Fire on the Strings" (1957). He was also a regular guest on the Jimmy Dean television show in the 1960s.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12158
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Maphis (12 May 1921–27 Jun 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12158, citing Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .