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Co-writer of 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' dies

3 years ago October 13, 2011 Oct 13, 2011 Thursday, October 13 2011 Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:37:27 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Charlie Daniels Band member and a co-writer of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" has been killed in a car crash in Tennessee.

A news release from the band says Joel "Taz" DiGregorio died Wednesday night in a crash on Interstate 40 west of Nashville. He was on his way to meet the band's tour bus. DiGregorio's car was the only one involved in the crash.

The 67-year-old DiGregorio is a longtime keyboard player and vocalist for the group. Daniels called him "one of a kind" in the band's news release.

DiGregorio was band member for over 40 years. He was from Southbridge, Mass.

The Charlie Daniels Band has canceled a concert Thursday in Cumming, Ga., and a show in Waterbury, Conn., on Saturday.

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