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Songwriter Baker Knight Dies

October 16, 2005 | People
Prolific songwriter Baker Knight, whose hits were recorded by stars ranging from Ricky Nelson, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, has died at age 72. Elvis Presley recorded his song "The Wonder Of You".

From the 1950s to the 1970s, Knight wrote almost 1,000 songs. More than 40 singers recorded his tunes, which include the 1970 Presley hit "The Wonder of You". Perry Como, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr. and Mickey Gilley also recorded some of Knight's songs.

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