John D. Loudermilk


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John D. Loudermilk wrote several songs that became the biggest hit recording for the artist who performed the songs.  This includes artists Sue Thompson (Sad Movies Make Me Cry) and  George Hamilton IV (A Rose and a Baby Ruth).  John was also a recording artist whose first versions of his songs acted as demos to the artists who heard one they liked and added their own style to make the song uniquely their own.  John D also wrote hits such as  Ebony Eyes-The Everly Brothers, The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian-Paul Revere and The Raiders  and Tobacco Road-Edgar Winter.