96-year-old lands hit single with ode to late wife

nypost.com Published: September 9, 2013

A 96-year-old widower has just set a record for late-blooming song fame — cracking Billboard’s Hot 100 pop chart with a touching ode to his late wife, reports the New York Post.



Fred Stobaugh of Illinois — who wrote the lyrics to “Oh Sweet Lorraine’’ for his departed wife and mailed them into an amateur music contest — is now the oldest person to ever land a single on the chart.

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