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Chet Flippo, R.I.P.

By Rich Heldenfels Published: June 19, 2013

It's one of those oddities of timing that, on the day news broke about the death of country star Slim Whitman, news also came about the death of Chet Flippo, a journalist and country-music expert who was part of that distinguished crowd of writers at Rolling Stone in the '70s. He also penned a fine biography of Hank Williams. A full obituary is here and a tribute noting his place in country history is here.

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