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Billy Joe Royal (April 3, 1942 – October 6, 2015) was an American pop and country singer.

Born in Valdosta, Georgia, and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Royal became a local star at the Bamboo Ranch in Savannah in the 1950s and 1960s. He is best known for the 1965 US Top 10 pop hit "Down in the Boondocks", which, along with the singles "I Knew You When" (Top 20, 1965) and "Hush" (1967), were written and produced by Joe South. Another… read more

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  • Derp Peeple
  • Deep Purple..............
  • Deep Purple..............
  • Very momorable song & sound from the 'baby boomer' generation. Growing up in a small town, this song captured the roots of rural America. God bless~!
  • [artist]Joe South[/artist] wrote "Hush" for BJR.
  • Hush is from Bily Joe Royal, not from Deep Purple? I'd die to hear that version!
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