Country Artists We’ve Lost in 2013: Claude King
An original member of the Louisiana Hayride died on March 7, 2013, when Claude King passed away at his home in Shreveport, La. In addition to his work at the Hayride, King recorded a number of Top 10 hits during the '60s and '70s -- most notably 'Wolverton Mountain' from 1962. Other well-known hits from King include 'Big River, Big Man,' 'The Burning of Atlanta' and 'Tiger Woman.' After his country music success waned, he went on to act in movies like 'Swamp Girl' in the early '80s.