Country Music Star With 16 Top Hits in the 1970s Suffers Stroke, Dies at 84

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November 04, 2018Nov 04, 2018

Country fans are in mourning as the sad news was revealed that Dave Rowland, the lead singer of “Dave & Sugar,” has passed away. Rowland died at the age of 74.

Rowland found major success in the 1970s with his band, “Dave & Sugar.” The band consisted of David as the lead singer and two female vocalists.

According to reports, the group’s first ever single, “Queen of the Silver Dollar,” hit the country Top 40 in 1975. Their next single, “The Door is Always Open,” was their first No. 1 single.

The group was signed to RCA Records. They had several No. 1 hits, including “The Door is Always Open,” “Golden Tears,” and “Tear Time.” They had 16 Top 40 hits between 1975 and 1981 alone.

In 1982, Rowland decided to release his own solo album. Unfortunately, it never found the same success that his former band did.

The singer passed away in his Nashville home on November 1. According to reports, he suffered a stroke. 

Several people around the world, especially those who were fans of Rowland during his prime singing career days, are mourning his death. Thousands took to social media to talk about his music.

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