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Emitt Lynn Rhodes (February 25, 1950 – July 19, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and recording engineer. Rhodes began his career in musical ensembles The Palace Guard as the group's drummer before joining The Merry-Go-Round as a multi-instrumentalist.[1] He was known for writing the 1967 single "Live" with The Merry-Go-Round. He also performed with The Palace Guard.

Rhodes was born in Decatur, Illinois. He was raised in Hawthorne, California.

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times listed Emitt Rhodes as one of the hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[2]

Rhodes died on July 19, 2020 in Hawthorne at the age of 70.[3]

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