John D. Loudermilk
American singer and songwriterDied when: 82 years 174 days (989 months)
Star Sign: Aries
John D.Loudermilk Jr. (March 31, 1934 – September 21, 2016) was an American singer and songwriter.Although he had his own recording career during the 1950s and 1960s, he was primarily known as a songwriter.
His best-known songs include "Indian Reservation", a 1968 hit for UK singer Don Fardon, and a U.S.No. 1 hit in 1971 for Paul Revere & the Raiders.
He wrote "Ebony Eyes", a 1961 U.K.No. 1 and U.S.No. 8 for the Everly Brothers, and also wrote "Tobacco Road", a 1964 Top 20 hit in both the U.S. and the U.K. for the Nashville Teens, "This Little Bird", a U.K.
No. 6 for Marianne Faithfull in 1965, and "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", a U.S.Top Ten hit in 1967 for the Casinos.
That song was also a U.S.No. 1 country hit for Eddy Arnold in the following year.