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Folk singer Glenn Yarbrough dies, 86

Associated Press logo Associated Press 15/08/2016

Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.

The folk singer's daughter, Holly Yarbrough Burnett, says he died surrounded by friends and family at home on Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, after suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia and other health issues.

Yarbrough sang and played guitar with fellow Limeliters members Lou Gottlieb and Alex Hassilev from 1959 and 1963.

The group was known for such songs as There's a Meetin' Here Tonight, City of New Orleans, A Dollar Down and Lonesome Traveler.

Yarbrough left the group in 1963 and had a solo career that spanned nearly 40 years. He achieved his highest charting success with the 1965 song Baby the Rain Must Fall. It reached No2 on Billboard's adult contemporary chats.

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