Tony Joe White was born on July 23, 1943, and died on October 24, 2018.
He was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Tony Joe White was best known for his 1969 hit “Polk Salad Annie” and for “Rainy Night in Georgia”, which he wrote but was first made popular by Brook Benton in 1970.
White also wrote “Steamy Windows” and “Undercover Agent for the Blues”, both hits for Tina Turner in 1989; those two songs came by way of Turner’s producer at the time, Mark Knopfler, who was a friend of White.
“Polk Salad Annie” was also produced by Elvis Presley and Tom Jones.
Tony Joe White passed away at 75 years old.