On Tuesday, May 28, some sad news was reported out of Nashville. Country star songwriter Ralph Murphy passed away.
Murphy, who was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, found major success in the United States during his career as a writer. According to Celebrity Access, he began his career as a singer in Ontario in the early 1960s.
Later, he began writing. In the 1970s, he moved to New York and produced April Wine’s albums which went platinum.
Throughout his successful career, he wrote many different country songs that climbed the charts and gave him Gold Record status. In 1976, the songwriter made the big move to Nashville.
Some of Murphy’s claims to fame were working with Billy Fury, Vanity Fair, James Royal, Gayle’s “Half The Way,” etc. He also established Picalic Inc. alongside Roger Cook. Overall, the company created 10 top 100 singles.
According to FYI Music News, Murphy passed away at the age of 77. He had been recovering from cancer radiation when he got pneumonia.
Murphy was beloved by many around the world. Reports indicated that just a few weeks ago, over 100 of his friends got together to celebrate him!
Below are some of the tributes that people have been sharing about Ralph:
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