The folk singer’s daughter, Holly Yarbrough Burnett, says he died surrounded by friends and family at home Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, after suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia and other health issues.
Yarbrough sang and played guitar with fellow Limeliters members Lou Gottlieb and Alex Hassilev from 1959 and 1963.
The group was known for such songs as “There’s a Meetin’ Here Tonight,” ”City of New Orleans,” ”A Dollar Down” and “Lonesome Traveler.”
Yarbrough left the group in 1963 and had a solo career that spanned nearly 40 years. He achieved his highest-charting success with the 1965 song “Baby the Rain Must Fall.” It reached No. 2 on Billboard‘s adult contemporary chats.