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Curly Putman, writer of country hits, dies at 85

New York

CURLY Putman, a songwriter whose teary ballad with a twist ending, The Green, Green Grass of Home, became a worldwide hit for Tom Jones in 1967, and whose long string of country classics included D-I-V-O-R-C-E for Tammy Wynette and He Stopped Loving Her Today for George Jones,

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