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John Hartford Obit

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John Hartford Obit

John Hartford Obit

John Hartford Obit

Only Available in Archive Formats.

John Hartford, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best-known for his song, Gentle On My Mind, died in Nashville yesterday at the age of 63. Gentle On My Mind was recorded more than 300 times and the royalties allowed Hartford to pursue his own path — recording and performing his eccentric blend of old-time music and contemporary lyrics. NPR's Paul Brown reports.