“And for Hours You’re Just Gentle On My Mind.”-John Hartford, American Folksinger/Songwriter

John Hartford died a young man, at 54 years of age,  in 2001 on June 4th. He left behind such a beautiful song recorded by many artists. “John Hartford was an American original. He was a musician, songwriter, steamboat pilot, author, artist, disc jockey, calligrapher, dancer, folklorist, father, and historian. Born John Cowan Harford in New York on December 30, 1937, John grew up in St. Louis.  He was a descendent of Patrick Henry and cousin of Tennessee Williams.  His grandfather was a founder of the Missouri Bar Association and his father was a prominent doctor.At an early age, John fell in love with two things: music and the Mississippi River.” (johnhartford.com)

Here he is with Glen Campbell on the Smothers Brothers show in 1968 with Gentle On My Mind:

Here’s Andy Williams and Aretha Franklin doing a cover:

2 thoughts on ““And for Hours You’re Just Gentle On My Mind.”-John Hartford, American Folksinger/Songwriter

  1. A true legend .. I have him on DVD when he led the O Brother where art thou concert and he was really a genius

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