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Games People Play
#1 in 1968
|Joseph Alfred Souter born in Atlanta, Georgia, was
best know as a song writer. In July 1958 he wrote "The Purple
People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor". Billy Joe Royal recorded four
South songs, including "Down in the Boondocks", "I Knew
You When". South's most commercially successful composition was
Lynn Anderson's 1971 country/pop monster hit, "Rose Garden",
South died at his home in Buford, Georgia, northeast of Atlanta, on
September 5, 2012, of heart failure. He was 72.
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