Singer-songwriter Joe South, who performed hits in the late 1960s and early 1970’s such as “Games People Play” and “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” and also penned songs including “Down in the Boondocks” for other artists, passes away Wednesday. South was 72. South worked as a session guitar player on recordings of some of the biggest names of the 1960’s such as Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel, among others.
South, whose real name was Joseph Souter, died at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta. According to Hall County Coroner’s office South died after having a heart attack. South was an inductee in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.