Legendary Sun Records boss SHELBY SINGLETON has lost his battle with cancer at a Nashville, Tennessee hospital. He was 77.
The record producer and label executive became the boss of the Memphis-based Sun Records in the late 1960s after making his name as a top record producer and talent manager.
Singleton was responsible for hits such as Jeannie C. Riley's Harper Valley P.T.A. and Leroy Van Dyke's Walk on By.
As A&R boss for record label Mercury's Nashville and New York divisions in the 1960s, he signed Roger Miller, Jerry Lee Lewis and Faron Young to the company's roster.