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News in Photos as of December 20 2021
By John Gavin, Friday, December 31, 2021


Remembering Canadian-American Country Music Legend

from Nova Scotia/Nashville HANK SNOW

who passed away on December 20, 1999 at age 85

of heart failure. Hank had a career of 6 decades and

recorded 140 albums. He charted 85 singles and sold over

80 million albums.

Remembering Popular Music singer/songwriter and actor BOBBY DARIN who

passed away on December 20, 1973 at age 37 after open heart surgery.

Fans will always remember his famous hit songs,

Mack The Knife, Dream Lover and Beyond The Sea.

Remembering singer, accordian player and performer

JOSIE WILKINSON from the original duo (Jennie & Josie)

and later The Newfie Chicks from Nfld/Ontario who

passed away on December 25, 2015 at age 65

from heart failure

Remembering Singer and Accordion player from Nfld/Toronto

HARRY HIBBS who passed away on December 21, 1989 at age 47

Click on news for Harry's Rememberance

Country Muusic Major Country Music Legend

LORETTA LYNN released her No 1 song,

COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER on December 19, 1970

(51 years ago)

The MERLE HAGGARD album BRANDED MAN reached No 1

on the country music charts on December 16, 1967 (54 years ago)

Music Artist BOBBY HELMS released the song JINGLE BELL ROCK

in 1957 (64 years ago). Every Christmas since then to 2021

is one of the most popular Christmas song every Christmas season

Music artist from PEI/Ont, Smiling Bill McCormack passed away

on December 23, 2018 at age 86. He was blind all his life.

His best known songs were: My Island Home, Girl in a Tavern and

The Blind Boys Prayer

Remembering the Godfather of Soul Music JAMES BROWN who passed away

on December 25, 2006 at age 73 of heart failure. He had a 50 year career

in music and had 17 singles on the R/B Charts. He was inducted

into the Rock/Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame as well

Remembering singer/songwriter/producer GEORGE MICHAEL

former leader of the popular band WHAM,

who passed away on December 25, 2016 at the age of 53

of a number of health issues. He sold over 115 million records,

received a number of Grammys and other awards

Remembering PEI Country Music Artist NEIL MATTHEWS

who passed away on December 29, 2017 at age 78

Remembering J.D.CROWE, one of the greatest banjo player ever

who died on December 24, 2021 at age 84 after hospitalized from pneumonia.

He was known as a banjo virtuoso in USA

RICKY NELSON was a major Rock and Roll Artist of the 1960's & 1970's. Fans will always remember his Major hit POOR LITTLE FOOLRemembering music artist NATALIE COLE (daughter of famous legend NAT KING COLE) who passed away on December 31, 2015 at age 65 of heart failure
Remembering a Beloved Actress, A Comedian and an American Icon, BETTY WHITE who passed away on New Years Eve, December 31, 2021 at age 99. During her career, she won 8 Emmy Awards, 3 American Comedy Awards, 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Grammy for Her Contributions. She was an Animal Rights Activist. She was to celebrate her 100th Birthday on January 17, 2022Remembering Country Music Legend HANK WILLIAMS who passed away on Janary 1, 1953 at age 29. He is a true Country Music Legend and even today in 2022, his music is still heard everywhere after almost 70 years
Rememberng Country Music Artist DEL REEVES who passed away om January 1, 2007 at age 74. He will be alvwys remembered for his major hit song, GIRL ON THE BILLBOARDRemembering Country Music Legend LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS who passed away on January 2, 2015 at age 94
Remembering Country Music Legend TEX RITTER who passed away on January 2, 1974 at age 69