Fred Stobaugh, via YouTube.com
Wanna know who plays in Peoria? Fred Stobaugh plays in Peoria. And, lately, all over the place.
After the 96-year-old widower penned a love song for his late wife of 73 years, Lorraine, and sent his handwritten lyrics to Green Shoe Studio, the studio produced his tune and also a made short documentary about it. So far, it’s racked up more than 700,000 hits on YouTube.
“After she passed away, I was just sitting in the front room one evening by myself, and it just came right to me,” Stobaugh says of the song.
Upon hearing it played and sung by professional musicians, he held back tears and declared, “It’s wonderful, really wonderful.”
Check it out.