Songwriter Joe South, of 'Games People Play,' dies at 72
"He's one of the greatest songwriters of all time. His songs have touched so many lives. He's such a wonderful guy and loved by many," says Butch Lowery, president of the Lowery Group, which published South's music.
South is the writer (and sometimes performer) behind such hits as "Games People Play," "Walk a Mile In My Shoes," "Down in the Boondocks" and "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden." South won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Song and the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for "Games People Play."
He was also a performer on Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools" and Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde."