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Fred Stobaugh

The oldest artist to seem over the Billboard Hot 100, then-96-year-old Fred Stobaugh became an instantaneous celebrity in 2013 when the song he wrote for his then recently deceased wife of 75 years went viral. The Peoria, Illinois-based retired drivers posted the lyrics for “Oh Special Lorraine” to Green Footwear …

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