April 2, 2022 – C.W. McCall Dead at 93, ‘Convoy’ Country Singer His real name was William Dale Fries Jr. but friends and family called him Bill but after he created the fictional character C.W. McCall for an advertising campaign he took on the persona for a country career. He had multiple hits but the big one was “Convoy” from 1975. The novelty song was #1 for one week on the Billboard chart but remained on top the country charts for six weeks. C.W. died on April 1, 2022 after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 93.
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