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News in Photos as of Feb 27 2019 Week
By John Gavin, Thursday, March 7, 2019


Remembering Music Legend, Jeff Healey, who passed away on March 2, 2008 at age 41Remembering Country Music Legend, Ronnie Profit who

passed away on March 2, 2018 at age 80

On July 17, 1976 the song TEDDY BEAR reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles and would remain three weeks in a row until August 5. It reached number one on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks Lists.Ben Chase, Country Singer/Songwriter from AB/PEI, has been chosen to perform at The Cavendish Beach Country Music Festival in PEI during July 5-7 week on the Main Stage. Ben is riding high to date with his first single, All Over It, reaching No 1 in a very short period on iTunes. His roots are in the Tignish, PEI Area and he resides in Calgary for the past 2 years performing all over Alberta and beyond.
Remembering Ed Rickett, Canadian Jazz guitar artist legend who passed away on Feb 28, 2019 at age 86. He was a top guitarist for 5 decades.Remembering Harland Howard, one of the greatest country music songwriters of all time who passed away on March 3, 2002 at age 74. He wrote over 4000 songs, and had 15 country songs in the top 40 at one time, a record. He will be always remembered for such songs as I Fall To Pieces by Patsy Cline co-written with Hank Cochran, Tiger By The Tail by Buck Owens, You Comb Her Hair by George Jones and Why Not Me by The Judd's and hundreds more.
Remembering Comedian, Minnie Pearl, a legend in Country Music who passed away on March 4, 1996 at age 84Remembering Country Music Legend Patsy Cline who was killed in a terrible plane crash on March 5, 1963 at age 30. Killed in the crash was Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas as well.
Remembering Canadian Music Icon, STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS, who passed away on March 6, 2013 at age 77Remembering Jack Anglin of the famous Duo, Johnny and Jack in Nashville who was killed in a car crash on March 8, 1963 at age 46. Jack was on the way to Patsy Cline's funeral. Jack is seen on the right. Johnny died in Dec 2011 at age 97. He was the husband of famous known Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells.
Remembering Frank MacKay, singer/songwriter/actor from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia who passed away on March 6, 2019. Frank was a member of the famous dance band, The Lincolns, who packed dance halls in the sixties. He went on after the band disbanded, and continued to perform in countless musical stage productions, and from time to time, the band of remaining members would reunite for some performances.