Whatever Happened To Hoyt Axton?
Hoyt Axton came out of the state of Oklahoma (by the way, his mother Mae Boren Axton co-wrote the Elvis classic ‘Heartbreak Hotel!), served in the United States Navy and then pursued a career in music.
And what a career it was!
Do you remember ‘Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog’? Well, the actual title of that song was ‘Joy To The World’ and it swept across the country and around the world and became a Pop music standard for Three Dog Night. That was one of the many songs that came from the creative pen of Hoyt Axton.
Country Music? Well, he was a major force there too, with his own hit’s like ‘When The Mornin’ Comes’, ‘Boney Fingers’ and the great hit you see and hear here, ‘Della & The Dealer’.
And we haven’t even mentioned his acting career, also very successful (Ever seen ‘Gremlins’?).
So whatever happened to this great, creative talent?
Hoyt suffered a stroke in 1995, from which he never fully recovered. He passed away from a heart attack in 1999 in Montana.
But he did leave us that Bullfrog, along with a dog named Jake and a cat named Kalamazoo.