Who remembers Danny O'Keefe? A Brilliant Spokane, Washington native singer-Songwriter who currently lives in the Seattle area.
Some may think of him as a one song wonder because his "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" hit number 9 on the US billboard in 1972. But he is a great songwriter above all.
His songs have been covered by numerous musicians, including Jackson Browne ("The Road"), Gary Stewart ("Quits"), Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell ("Quits"), John Denver ("Along For The Ride"), Donny Hathaway ("Magdalena"), Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Collins, Leon Russell, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Buffett, Alison Krauss, Ben Harper, Cab Calloway, Mark-Almond, Andy Williams, and others.
Internationally, in Italy his song "The Road" has been covered by Ron, with Italian lyrics written by Lucio Dalla (and re-titled "Una città per cantare"). Australian singer-songwriter Mike McLellan covered "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues".