“Skip a Rope” Singer Henson Cargill Dies

Henson Cargill, who reached No. 1 on the country charts in 1968 with “Skip a Rope,” died Saturday (March 24) in Oklahoma following complications from surgery. He was 66. Released on Monument Records, “Skip a Rope” spent five weeks at the top of Billboard’s country chart and was nominated for CMA song of the year. It was written by Jack Moran and Glenn Tubb. Cargill also reached the country Top 10 a year later with “None of My Business” and later recorded for Mega, Atlantic and Copper Mountain. In the 1980s, Cargill operated a country music bar in Oklahoma City called Henson’s. Funeral services will be held Thursday in Oklahoma City.