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Charles Edward Daniels, 28 October 1936, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. Daniels, who wrote Carolina (I Love You) about his youth, was the son of a lumberjack and was raised with a love of bluegrass music. He borrowed a guitar when he was 15 years old and immediately learned to play basic tunes. He then acquired skills on mandolin and fiddle, but had to modify his playing when he lost the tip of his ring finger in an accident in 1955. He formed a bluegrass band, the Misty Mountain Boys, but the group changed its name to the Jaguars following the single Jaguar, which they recorded in 1959 (produced by Bob Johnston). Daniels says, for nine years we played every honky-tonk dive and low-life joint between Raleigh and Texas. This enabled him to master a variety of musical styles, but his only national success came in 1964 when he wrote an Elvis Presley b-side It Hurts Me, a tender ballad that remains one of his best...