USA singer-songwriter Tony Joe White has died aged 75 years.
He emerged in the same period as Creedence Clearwater Revival, with an engaging mix of blues, country and rock, which came to be known as 'swamp music'.
Tony himself, like Joe South, had a touch of Elvis and Tom Jones added into this mix.
He played the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, where in the spirit of the period he was accompanied by Cozy Powell, who was guesting from the Jeff Beck Group. At this time he had a UK top 30 single 'Groupie Girl'.
Well-known songs he wrote were 'Polk Salad Annie' (as covered by Elvis), 'Rainy Night In Georgia' (written in the late 60s but covered spectacularly in 1981 by Randy Crawford).
In the late-80s he re-emerged from relative obscurity to work with Tina Turner - this wasn't my favourite period for Tina but he did write one of her better singles from it, 'Steamy Windows'.
He continued to tour and record thereafter, and was working until his death.