Singer-songwriter Tom T Hall has died aged 85. He wrote 1968 country hit single Harper Valley PTA, which reached number 1 on the US billboard Hot 100, and well as the Australian charts, and even made 12 in the UK charts. Overall, Hall wrote 12 US number one songs. Johnny Wright’s use of his song, Hello Vietnam, was used by Stanley Kubrick in his film Full Metal Jacket. Hall also wrote a number of books about song writing, including The Songwriter’s Handbook. He was a unique pick for Say Hello to the Angels.
Tom T Hall
25 May 1936 – 20 August 2021