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It'll Shine When It Shines
by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, feat. Steve Cash, co-writer/harmonica/percussion/vocals
Steve Cash (1946 to 2019) was an American singer/songwriter, harmonica player and author. Steven Douglas Cash was born on May 5th 1946 in Springfield, Missouri, USA. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Missouri, where he was a member of the Zeta Phi chapter of Beta Theta Pi, and was later probably most notable as a founding (and continual) member of the 'Ozark Mountain Daredevils'. Band co-founder John Dillon had originally come up with the name 'Cosmic Corn Cob & His Amazing Ozark Mountain Daredevils' at a Kansas City naming party, after the band was told that the one they had previously been using ('Family Tree') was already taken. Needing to shorten it, and not wanting to be known as 'Cosmic Corn Cob', they finally settled on the second part as their collective moniker. Cash and the others began touring locally in 1972 and 1973, and a 'demo' tape eventually caught the attention of 'A&M Records' staff producer David Anderle, who was looking for an 'Eagles'-style 'country rock' band to place on the label. Anderle and the 'Eagles' first producer Glyn Johns flew to Missouri to catch a performance of theirs at the Cowtown Ballroom on March 10th 1973. Although they did not play their best, the two producers were invited back to Dillon's home to hear the band give an unplugged performance by candlelight. This time it was perfect, and the group signed to the label two months later (they were then sent to England to record their first record at 'Olympic Studios' in London). Among Cash's more notable contributions to their studio sessions were those during their hits "Jackie Blue" and "If You Wanna Go to Heaven". With the exception of a brief period away from the band in the early 1980s, he remained an active member for over forty years until his death. In later years he also became a published author, with his "Meq" science fiction trilogy (comprising of "The Meq", "Time Dancers" and "The Remembering"). Steve Cash died after a long-term illness in Springfield on October 14th 2019, aged 73. He leaves one son and one daughter. http://eu.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/10/15/steve-cash-ozark-mountain-daredevils-band-lyricist-dies/3979800002/
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Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Cash - http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Ozark-Mountan-563086741.html - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ozark_Mountain_Daredevils
Posted: 17th November 2019
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