Mae Boren Axton and Elvis Presley
Singer and songwriter Hoyt Axton
, who died in 1999 at the age of 61, was a country singer who wrote many pop songs, including Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World," Ringo Starr's "No No Song," and Steppenwolf's "The Pusher." His mother, Mae Boren Axton
, was also a songwriter who, among many other songs, co-wrote Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel."