1. Jody Miller
Jody Miller, the Grammy-winning country singer behind songs including “He Walks Like a Man” and “Queen of the House”, died Oct. 6th at the age of 80 after dealing with complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
Miller was a pioneering crossover artist whose radio-friendly versatility paved the way for other celebrities such as Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, and Linda Ronstadt. She started her career in the early 1960s and recorded songs like “Long Black Limousine”, “Home of the Brave”, “He’s So Fine”, “There’s a Party Goin’ On” (my mom was always humming this while cooking) and “Baby I’m Yours”.
Miller also appeared on TV shows such as American Bandstand, Shindig, and Hee Haw.