music singer and songwriter who had several hits in the 1970's when he
began his career performing with his cousin Gene Austin known for hits
from the 1920's and 1930's whose recording of Gwen (Congratulations) rose to No. 5 on Billboard's U.S. Country charts, but who produced his biggest hit Ann (Don't Go Runnin') in 1972 and several other Top-10 songs.
Cause of Death: Heart and lung ailments
Born: September 10, 1937
Died: November 2, 2015
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon