Ned Miller who wanted to be known as a song writer more than a singer died in Medford, Ore on March 18th.   He was 90.

Ned Miller might have been best known for his international 1962 hit “From a Jack to a King,” during the 1960s he had 11 chart hits and made it to the pop charts three times. Miller, born in Raines, Utah, worked several jobs after his discharge from the Marine Corps before moving to California in 1956 to become a full-time songwriter. The following year, singer Gale Storm scored a Top Five hit with his song “Dark Moon”. He began his own recording career in 1957 with “From a Jack to a King” as his debut single. The song’s second release, soared to the Top Three on the country charts and the Top Ten on the pop charts. In 1965, he had another Top Ten hit, “Do What You Do Do Well,” which later provided success for Ernest Tubb. Songs he wrote or co-wrote with his wife Susan also found chart success for other artists, among them: Gale Storm’s “Love by the Juke Box Light,” Faron Young’s “Safely in Love Again”, Porter Wagoner’s “Your Kind of People,” and Hank Snow’s “The Man Behind the Gun.” faded into obscurity after the 1960s, but decades later Ricky Van Shelton recorded “From a Jack to a King” and had a number one hit.

 

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