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News in Photos as of February 22 2021
By John Gavin, Thursday, March 4, 2021


Remembering PETER TORK of the famous 1960's Band THE MONKEES who passed away on February 21, 2019 at age 77. The band was the most successful band 1966-1971. After disbanding they continued to perform reunion albums and tours until 2001.Remembering country music legend SONNY JAMES who passed away on February 22, 2016 at age 87. Fans will always remember his famous No 1 hit song YOUNG LOVE
Remembering country music legend WEBB PIERCE who passed away on February 24, 1991 at age 69 of cancerRemembering country music legend MAC WISEMAN who passed away on February 24, 2019 at age 93 of kidney failure
February 26, 2021 would of been JOHNNY CASH'S 89TH Birthday. He is a member of Country Music , Rock & Roll and Gospel Halls of Fame. He sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He passed away on September 12, 2003 at age 71Remembering Newfoundland Country Music Entertainer A FRANK WILLIS who passed away on February 27, 2011 at age 60
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Country Music Major Artist ALAN JACKSON debut album HERE IN THE REAL WORLD was on February 27, 1990. He helped to revitalize Traditional Music and the album stands as a landmark of modern country music marking the debut of one of the most celebrated and awarded talents in the history of the genreRemembering blues/Jazz Legend Canadian Music Artist JEFF HEALEY who passed away on March 2, 2008 at age 41 of lung cancer. Jeff was a musician, guitarist, songwriter, DJ and an Actor. He had his eyes removed due to a rare type of cancer at age one. From then on he became a star and never looked back. He travelled the world performing. He won a Juno Award and was nominated for a Grammy. He has a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. He was a record collector and had a 30,000 collection of 78 vinyl albums and played many on his Jazz albums on his radio show as DJ.
Remembering Canadian Country Music Artist RONNIE PROPHET a Juno Winner who passed away on March 2, 2018 at age 80 of multiple organs failure. He charted 26 singles in his amazing career and he is a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame The New Buddy Holly Center For the Performing Arts recently opened recently in Buddy's home town Lubbock, Texas. The 220,000 sq. ft center is estimated to cost $154 million dollars. The state of the art center contains 2 theatres, The Crickets Studio seats 425 and the main theatre seats 2200. Buddy Holly is featured everywhere in the center.
Remembering songwriter HARLAND HOWARD who passed away on March 3, 2002 at age 74 of a heart attack. Harold wrote over 2000 compositions. His biggest co-written hit with Hank Cochran was the song I FALL TO PIECES by Patsy Cline. Remembering American Country Comedian MINNIE PEARL who passed away on March 4, 1996 at age 84 of a stroke. She appeared on the Grand Ole Opry for 50 years and on the TV show Hee-Haw for 22 years
Remembering country music legend PATSY CLINE who passed away on March 5, 1963 at age 30 due to a plane crash. Patsy is considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century. She will always be remembered for her famous No 1 hits, I FALL TO PIECES & CRAZY.Remembering famous Canadian country music Legend STOMPIN' TOM CONNORS who passed away on March 6, 2013 AT AGE 77. He will always be remembered for his hundreds of songs all written about Canada.


Country Music Legend MARTY ROBBINS released A WHITE SPORT COAT AND A PINK CARNATION on March 4, 1957. The song spent 5 weeks at #1 on the Country Charts.Country Music Artists HAWKSHAW HAWKINS (age 41) & COBOY COPAS (age 50) were killed in a plane crash along with PATSY CLINE (age 30) and her Manager RANDY HUGHES (age 35) on March 5, 1963