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Topic - Charlie Louvin
Charlie Louvin (LOO'-vin), half of the Louvin Brothers whose harmonies inspired fellow country and pop singers for decades, has died due to complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 83.
Charlie Louvin, half of the Louvin Brothers duo whose harmonies inspired fellow country and pop singers for decades, died early Wednesday due to complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 83.
When Charlie Louvin paired his voice with his brother Ira's on their first recordings in the late 1940s, they released a sound wave that still ripples through music nearly six decades later.
The Grand Ole Opry has ended its itinerant ways and returned home.
"I can remember my brother and I singing together when I was 5 and he was 8 years old," Louvin told The Associated Press. "He already knew how, and he was teaching me."
The brothers decided to disband their duo after differences in personality and Ira's drinking created friction between them, but Charlie said they probably would have reunited if Ira had lived.