RIP Slim Whitman

Ken AshfordIn PassingLeave a Comment

I never heard of him until those ads in the 1980s, which spawned countless jokes.  He was a serious musical influence on early rock. In the British Isles, he was known as a pioneer of country music for popularizing the style there. Whitman also encouraged a teen Elvis Presley when the young singer made his professional debut.  He died today at the age of 90.