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Don Lanier

Don Lanier

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Don Lanier
Birth name Don Lanier
Born (1936-07-13)July 13, 1936
Died July 23, 2014(2014-07-23) (aged 78)
Genres rock, country

Don Lanier (July 13, 1936 – July 23, 2014) was an American songwriter and composer. He composed and wrote dozens of songs for artists including Ray Charles, Dean Martin, The Everly Brothers and Hank Snow. His latest contributions as a songwriter and composer were on Featuring by Norah Jones and on Sugartime by Charlie Phillips.[1] He was the original guitarist of Buddy Knox's Rhythm Orchids.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Don Lanier—Allmusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (booklet). Ray Charles. Rhino Records. 1962. p. 4. R2 70099. 
  3. ^ "Songwriter Don Lanier Dies". TasteofCountry.com. July 28, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 

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