Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Death of a legend

Tucked away in the back pages of yesterday's newspaper was a short brief mentioning that Dottie Rambo, the prolific gospel singer and songwriter, was killed in a bus accident early Sunday morning.

Even if didn't know of Rambo, if you grew up in the Church you most likely knew many of her songs - We Shall Behold Him, I Go to the Rock, He Looked Beyond my Fault and Saw my Need (to the tune of O Danny Boy), If That Isn't Love, and Sheltered in the Arms of God. Her songs were recorded by artists ranging from Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe to Jerry Lee Lewis, the Oak Ridge Boys to Pat Boone and Sandi Patti. At the time of her death, she was working on her 80th album.

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