96-year-old’s love letter, “Oh Sweet Lorraine,” tops iTune charts

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When an Illinois-based music recording studio launched a singer-songwriter contest for the public, they never thought they’d get a letter from a 96-year-old Peoria resident named Fred Stobaugh.

Fred didn’t upload his video to YouTube like they wanted but did send in lyrics in a love letter to his wife, Lorraine, who has recently passed away.

Well, Green Shoe Studio decided that while Fred didn’t qualify for the contest, they wanted to actually record his song with the help of a professional artist.

The outcome turned out to be an iTunes hit.

Over the last few days, Fred’s story has become a viral hit, raising his song “Oh Sweet Lorraine” to the #1 spot on iTunesSinger/Songwriter list. It is also currently #10 on the Top Songs list, right above music moguls Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.

Fred and Lorraine dated for two years and were married for 73 years.

You can check A Letter From Fred and get your own copy of “Oh Sweet Lorraine” on iTunes.

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