Richard Fagan

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Richard Fagan
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Richard Fagan poses with Todd Cerney's guitar in front of painting by Gloria Newton
Background information
Birth nameRichard William Fagan
Born(1947-04-24)April 24, 1947
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedAugust 5, 2016(2016-08-05) (aged 69)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresPop, rock, country
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1976–2016
LabelsMercury Records

Richard Fagan (April 24, 1947 – August 5, 2016) was an American songwriter and musician. He had six top ten singles and 18 charted singles on the Billboard Country charts. Fagan's songs have been recorded by Neil Diamond, George Strait, John Michael Montgomery, Clay Walker, Ricochet, Hank Williams, Jr., George Jones, Shania Twain, Patty Loveless, Collin Raye, Shenandoah, The Crickets, Jason & the Scorchers, The Blues Brothers Band and many others.

In 1979 his song "The Good Lord Loves You" was recorded by Neil Diamond and released on the September Morn album. The song charted in the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 67 in April 1980.[1]

Fagan died on August 5, 2016 in Nashville of liver cancer at the age of 69.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chart Singles Discography". Archived from the original on 2020-01-09. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  2. "Songwriter Richard Fagan Dead at 69". Taste of Country.