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Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2017 - RIP AC/DC's Malcolm Young and Mel Tillis

Mel Tillis

Band: C&W solo artist

Position: vocals, guitar

Died: Nov. 19

Cause of death: respiratory failure

Age: 85

Distinctions: He had seven No. 1 country hits: "I Ain't Never" (No. 1, 1972); "Sawmill (No. 1, 1973); "Good Woman Blues" and "Heart Healer" (1976); "I Believe You" (1978); "Coca-Cola Cowboy" (1979); and "Southern Rains." He released the single "Loco Weed" in 1960 (see below). Tillis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Publisher of, editor-in-chief of Freedom Leaf, co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness, and the former editor of High Times.