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Joe Maphis
Birth: May 12, 1921
Death: Jun. 27, 1986

Musician. Born Otis W. Maphis in Suffolk, Virginia, he was a double neck guitar player best known for being half of the popular husband-wife country music duo, "Joe and Rose Maphis". During the 1940s to 1960s, together with his wife Rose Lee, they went to prominence with hits such as "Dim Lights", "Thick Smoke" and "Loud, Loud Music". With his double-neck Mosrite guitar, he was one of the flashiest country artist dubbed the King of Strings, as featured on his solo album "Fire on the Strings" (1957). He was also a regular guest on the Jimmy Dean television show in the 1960s. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Hendersonville Memory Gardens
Hendersonville
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.31207, -86.59242
 
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Record added: Sep 03, 2000
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U.S. ARMY - WORLD WAR II ~ It was a great pleasure to meet Joe's wife, Rose Lee, recently at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. A delightful lady who shared many stories of yesteryear.
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