Song - Artist - Album
Living Room - Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat
Tune into "Dark Side of the Highway" this coming Sunday (May 16) from 3-6 AM EST for a special memorial tribute to David Fisher of the 1960's Connecticut folk group The Highwaymen.
David Fisher was born and raised in New Haven, CT. He formed The Highwaymen at Wesleyan University (located in Middletown, CT) in 1958 along with fellow fraternity brothers Steve Trott, Chan Daniels, Steve Butts, and Bob Burnett. They recorded 10 LPs for the United Artists label from 1961-1966 and had a number of hit singles, the most notable being "Michael" (#1 in 1961) and "Cottonfields" (#13 in 1961). A later member of the group was Gil Robbins, father of Hollywood actor Tim Robbins. In the mid 1980's the members of The Highwaymen sued the same named country supergroup (consisting of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson) for copyright infringement over use of the group's name. David Fisher died on May 7, 2010 at the age of 70.
A quick personal note...Back in the early 1950's, David Fisher's mother was my father's Cub Scout den leader.