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Dallas Frazier, Country Songwriter of ‘Elvira’ and ‘Beneath Still Waters,’ Dead at 82

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rollingstone Jon Freeman
2022-01-16 00:47:47

Dallas Frazier, the country songwriter behind enduring hits like “Elvira” and “Beneath Still Waters,” died Jan. 14, his family announced on Facebook. He was 82.Born Oct. 27, 1939, in Spiro, Oklahoma, Frazier, like many other Oklahomans of his generation, was raised in California after his family relocated to Bakersfield. Frazier’s musical career began before he was even a teenager when Ferlin ...

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