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03/17/2011

Country music singer Ferlin Husky dies at 85

March 17, 2011 |  3:44 pm

 

Ferlin Husky, a country music hall of famer who had hits with "Wings of a Dove," "Gone" and, with Jean Shepard, "Dear John Letter" in the 1950s and '60s, died Thursday at his home in Nashville. He was 85.

The Missouri native moved to Bakersfield after serving in World War II. He signed with Capitol Records and helped pave the way for Merle Haggard and Buck Owens out of the Central Valley.

We'll have more later at latimes.com/obits.

 

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