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My Place: Remembering Singer/Songwriter Gary S. Paxton

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Gary S. Paxton wrote novelty songs as well as contemporary Christian tunes during his long tenure in music. He passed away this year at the age of 77.

Singer, songwriter and record producer Gary S. Paxton passed away in 2016 at age 77.

Famous for his eccentricity and colorful "hippie" humor, Paxton's contributions ranged the gamut from teenage rock & roll, comedic novelty songs, pop country to contemporary Christian music.

He spent 60-plus years in the music business and this week on My Place, we'll celebrate his life in music.

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