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William Oliver Swofford, Singer, 54



http://www.cnn.com/2000/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/15/obit.swofford.ap/index.html

Singer of 'Good Morning, Starshine' dead at 54
February 15, 2000
Web posted at: 5:29 PM EST (2229 GMT)


SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (AP) -- William Oliver Swofford, a singer who under
the stage name Oliver had late-'60s hits with the songs "Good Morning,
Starshine" and "Jean," has died at 54.

Swofford, who had cancer, died Saturday.

In 1969, his recording of "Starshine," from the Broadway musical "Hair,"
climbed to No. 3 on the pop charts and the ballad "Jean" reached No. 2.

He toured throughout the 1970s, then left the music business in the 1980s
and worked in the home-construction and pharmaceutical industries.

His wife, Becky, said the last time she heard him sing was during a church
fund-raiser in 1998, when he was asked to perform his two hits.

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