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News in Photos as of January 9, 2021
By John Gavin, Friday, January 22, 2021


Remembering Newfoundland Music Legend

JOAN MORRISSEY who passed away on

January 19, 1978 at age 42 of suicide

Remembering Pop Music legend

DAVID BOWIE who passed away on

January 10 2016 at age 68 of cancer

Happy 76th Birthday to Rock n' Roll

Legend ROD STEWART on January 10 2021

Happy 86th Birthday to Canadian

Rock n' Roll Legend RONNIE HAWKINS

on January 10, 2021

Country Music Legend RAY PRICE 95th Birthday January 12, 2020. Ray passed away on December 16, 2013 of pancreatic cancerRemembering TOMMY ALLSUP guitar player for famous BUDDY HOLLY who passed away on January 11, 2017 at age 85 of complications from Hernia surgery . He was the last living member of Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Country Music Legend LORETTA LYNN is celebrating her 73rd wedding Anniversary today January 12 2021 without her husband Doo who passed away in 1996. Loretta & Doo were married on Jan 10, 1948 when she was 15 and Doo was 21. They had 6 children.Happy Birthday Ricky from Atlantic Seabreeze
Happy 83rd Birthday to actor BILLY GRAY who was one on of the actors on the popular innocent TV show, FATHERS KNOW BEST back in the 1960'sRemembering music artist DOLORES ORIORD of the famous Irish group THE CRANBERRIES who passed away on January 15, 2018 at age 46 of drowning due to alcohol intoxication
Remembering JOHN MORRIS RANKIN group member of the famous RANKIN FAMILY from Mabou, Cape Breton who passed away on January 16, 2000 age 40 as the result of a drowning in the Atlantic Ocean. The accident resulted as John avoided a pile of salt left on the snow/ice covered highway and he rolled over down the embankment into the oceanRemembering music artist CHRIS DARROW of the famous band THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND who passed away on January 15 at age 75 as the result of a stroke
Remembering legend country music artist CARL SMITH who passed away on January 16, 2010 at age 83 as a result of a strokeThe Queen of Country Music KITTY WELLS recorded her award winning song MAKING BELIEVE on January 15, 1955 (66 years ago) at the Bradley Studio in Nashville. Kitty passed away on July 16, 2012 at age 92
The famous Rock n' Roll group THE BEATLES released their No 1 single I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND on January 13, 1964 (57 years ago) and became the fastest selling song with 1 million copies sold within 3 weeksHappy 99th Birthday to famous actress BETTY WHITE on January 17, 2021. Betty was a most beloved actress on the TV show, THE GOLDEN GIRLS for seven years in 177 episodes
Remembering comedian, actor, director, journalist, author, playwright and composer DON HARON who passed away on January 17, 2015 at age 90 of cancer. He was well-known as Charlie Farguharson on TV's HEE HAW. Don appeared in 655 episodes of Hee HawRemembering GLENN FREY lead singer of the famous legend band THE EAGLES, who passed away on January 18, 2016 at age 67 of colitis and pneumonia
Remembering Legend singer/songwriter GENE MACLELLAN from PEI who passed away on January 19, 1995 at age 56 of suicide. One of his famous written songs was SNOWBRD made famous by ANNE MURRAY from NOVA SCOTIA. Gene was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award at the East Coast Music Awards in 1996 and many other awards.Famous Country Music Star LORETTA LYNN age 88 returns this past weekend January 17, 2021 from receiving her Covid-19 vaccine shot. Loretta said she is ready to put Covid-19 in the rearview mirror
Country Music Legend JOHNNY HORTON released his award winning song SINK THE BISMARK on January 18, 1960 (61 years ago)Happy 75th Birthday to Country Music Legend DOLLY PARTON on January 19, 2021
Remembering country music Legend, TEX RITTER who passed away on January 2, 1974 at age 68 of a heart attackRemembering Country music singer/songwriter HUGH X LEWIS who passed away on Dec 29/20 at age 90. He is known for his famous written song B.J. the D.J. sung by legend country music artist STONWALL JACKSON. Jackson recorded 11 songs written by Hugh X. Many of Hugh's songs were recorded by Kitty Wells, Mac Wiseman, Charley Pride, Little Jimmy Dickens and many more.
Country Music Artist DAVID HOUSTON recorded his famous #1 song ALMOST PERSUADED on January 20,1966 and released on August 13 was on the #1 position on the billboard charts until October 14, 1966. David passed away on November 30, 1993 of a brain aneurysm at age 57Remembering Country music singer MAXINE BROWN (of the Famous Trio, The Browns) who passed away on January 21, 2019 at age 87 of kidney and heart disease. The Browns became famous with their #1 hit song THREE BELLS
WOLFMAM JACK famous US Disc Jockey 83rd birthday January 21, 2021. He passed away on July 1, 1985 of a heart attack at age 57. How can we forget his incredible gravely voice on the TV show MIDNIGHT SPECIAL with hundreds of guests performing