Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, United States (1940 – 2016)
Joe Dowell (January 23, 1940 – February 4, 2016) was an American pop singer.
He was born in Bloomington, Indiana, but moved to Bloomington, Illinois, as a child. He first performed at a ninth-grade talent show, and later attended the University of Illinois. At his first recording session (backed by organist Ray Stevens), he sang the tune "Wooden Heart", which had been a hit for Elvis Presley in Europe, but which was never released as a single stateside. "Wooden Heart", became… read more
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