Country Singer Henson Cargill Dies At 66

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 11:19 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City-born country music singer Henson Cargill -- known best for his hit "Skip A Rope", dies at age 66 from complications following surgery.

The Northwest Classen High School graduate died Saturday. His funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Highland Hills Baptist Church.

Cargill's hit "Skip A Rope" topped the country charts in 1968 and crossed over onto the pop charts. His other hits included "Row Row Row," "None of My Business" and "The Most Uncomplicated Good-Bye I've Ever Heard."

In the 1980s, Cargill owned and operated a west Oklahoma City country music club known as Henson's. Those who performed there included Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Roy Orbison, Glenn Campbell, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, who was Cargill's friend.