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News in Photos as of February 3, 2021
By John Gavin, Thursday, February 18, 2021


Remembering Legend Pop Music Artist KAREN CARPENTER who passed

away on February 4, 1983 at age 32 of heart failure

Happy 82nd Birthday to Bluegrass Legend DEL MCCOURY

on February 1, 2021



Remembering Canada's Most famous actors, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER who passed away on February 5, 2021 at age 91. He will be always be remembered for his famous role in THE SOUND OF MUSIC in 1965 (Scene above). 3 songs from the movie remained on the charts top 10 for 109 weeks, a record. Christopher acted in movies until his death. He fell and struck his head on his car and never recovered. Remembering Rock n' Roll Legend and co-founder of The Beach Boys CARL WILSON who passed away on February 6, 1998 at age 52 of lung cancer. He was the heart and soul member of the group. The Beach Boys are credited for the most popular music in history.


Bluegrass Legend RHONA VINCENT became a Member of The Grand Ole Opry on February 6, 2021Remembering Rock n' Roll Legend, songwriter and producer DEL SHANNON who passed away on February 8, 1990 at age 55 of suicide. He will always be remembered for his No 1 hit RUNNAWAY as well as Hats off o Larry, Keep Searchin' and Little Town Flirt. He is a member of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.



Country Music Legend JIM REEVES had the No 1 song HE'LL HAVE TO GO as of February 8, 1960 (61 years ago) on the charts and stayed there for 14 weeks. The song also hit the pop charts and Jim received a Gold Record which the album sold millionsMARY WILSON former member of the famous Motown Group THE SUPREMES has died on February 8, 2021 at age 76. The Supremes were the most successful Motown Group of the 1960's and disbanded in 1977. No cause of death is determined to date, as she died in her sleep.
Canadian Country Music Legend the Late STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS would of been age 84 on February 9, 2021. He passed away on March 6, 2013 at age 77Country Music Legend ERNEST TUBB birthday is February 7, 2021. He would of been 107 and is known as the King of Country Music. He passed away on September 6, 1984 and died of emphysema. His record store in Nashville is still going strong since 1947 (74 years)
RICHIE ALBRIGHT former drummer for Waylon Jennings passed away on February 9, 2021 at age 81. He played drums for Waylon for many years and after Waylon's death he continued to perform until March 2020 before Covid-19Remembering Award winning Pop Star WHITNEY HOUSTON who passed away on February 11, 2012 at age 48. Whitney was the most awarded artist of all time who sold over 200 million albums
Remembering PAUL ENGLISH drummer for Willie Nelson who passed away on February 12, 2020 at age 87 of pneumoniaRemembering Country Music Legend WAYLON JENNINGS who passed away on February 13, 2002 at age 64
Country Music Legend BUCK OWENS recorded his most famous song ACT NATURALLY 58 years ago, February 12, 1963The Legend TV Show THE DUKES OF HAZZARD last episode was 36 years ago, February 13, 1985. The show used Country music Legend WAYLON JENNINGS's theme song all those years
The Legendary BEATLES performing at CARNEGIE HALL in New York City February 12, 1964 JOHNNY CASH performing on the TV Show THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW February 1959 (62 years ago) He sang DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN
Remembering The Ocean Ranger which sank in a storm off Newfoundland coast 39 years ago February 15, 1982 taking the lives of 84 NewfoundlandersThis song is sung by popular Newfoundland music artist CLAYT BUTT in tribute to The Ocean Ranger
Remembering Newfoundland Music Legend DERMOT O'REILLY who passed away on February 17, 2007 at age 64 of a heart attack. He was a former member of Canada's famous Folk Band RYAN'S FANCY for 13 years.Country Music singer/songwriter/guitarist BRAD PAISLEY became a member of the Grand Ole Opry on February 17, 2001 at age 28 (20 years ago).He debuted in 1999 on the Opry and performed 36 times before he was inducted. He was an overall choice to be inducted and proved he was to become a major star. From his debut album in 1999, four singles from the album became No 1 hits.
Remembering Grand Ole Opry Legend GRAMPA JONES who passed away on February 19, 1988 at age 84 of a stroke.Remembering country music legend JOHNNY PAYCHECK who passed away on February 19, 2003 at age 64 of emphysema/asthma.