Songwriter Bill Dees Dies in Mountain

Home, Arkansas







By: Sam Clanton
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Singer, songwriter and entertainer Bill Dees of Forsyth died Wednesday night at a nursing facility in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor this summer.

Dees is best known for his collaborations with Roy Orbison, including co-writing the international hit songs “Oh, Pretty Woman” and “It’s Over.” Dees also wrote songs that such legendary musicians as Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Glen Campbell and others recorded.

Bill was originally from Borger, Texas, but had lived in the Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks the last three decades. Funeral services are pending for 73-year-old William “Bill” Dees.


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