Hovie times three
“Gospel singer, Hovie Lister. July 8, 1982 - (Cheryl Bray/AJC staff).” Lister was born in Greenville, South Carolina but lived most of his life in metro Atlanta. In 1948, he founded the Statesmen Quartet. It became one of gospel’s most popular, influential and long-lived groups. He had a lively, sort of Jerry Lee Lewis, piano playing style. He once compared himself to Liberace and Piano Red. Lister was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1986. He died in 2001.
Photo courtesy of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.