Hank Locklin Passes at Age 91

Hank Locklin, one of the first country music artists to enjoy popularity among pop music fans, died Sunday at the age of 91.

His song, “Please Help Me I’m Falling” reached No. 8 on the Billboard Top 100.

Other hits included “Geisha Girl” and, more notably, “Send Me the Pillow that You Dream On.”

While they did not record it, U2 paid tribute to Hank in concert by performing his song “Wild Irish Rose.”

Hank began recording in the 1950s. By the 1970s, new artists had passed him by.

His final album was “By the Grace of God: The Gospel Album,” released in 2006.

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