Wayne Carson, a prolific songwriter whose hits for other stars included the Elvis Presley classic ‘Always On My Mind,’ died Monday. He was 72. Carson suffered numerous health issues including diabetes and heart and gallstone problems, his wife, Wyndi Harp Head, told the Springfield News-Leader newspaper in Missouri, where they lived. ‘Our music community has lost an immense talent much too soon,’ Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, said in a statement of the two-time Grammy winner. Carson said he wrote ‘Always On My Mind’ in 10 minutes at his kitchen table in Springfield and initially did not think that the song needed a bridge. Under pressure from his producer, he was sent to a piano and quickly came up with the song’s memorable bridge — two lines that begin, ‘Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died.’ Such speed in songwriting was common

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