Country Comic Jim Nesbitt Dies in South Carolina

Country comic and singer-songwriter Jim Nesbitt died Thursday (Nov. 29) at his home in Florence, S.C. He would have celebrated his 76th birthday Saturday (Dec. 1). A native of Bishopville, S.C., he worked as a disc jockey in South Carolina and Washington, D.C., but gained national attention while placing 13 musical comedy songs on the Billboard country chart from 1961 through 1970. One of those, “Looking for More in ’64,” reached the Top 10 in 1964. His Top 20 singles included “Please Mr. Kennedy,” “Mother-in-Law,” “A Tiger in My Tank” and “Runnin’ Bare.” A compilation album, The Best of Jim Nesbitt, was released in 1999 by Lost Gold Records.