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News in Photos as of January 2 2022
By John Gavin, Saturday, January 15, 2022


Quicksilver one of the top Bluegrass Bands in USA seen here performing their last show together on December 30, 2021 in

Jekyll, Georgia. Their leader Doyle Lawson is retiring after many years performing.

Happy 87th Birthday to Canadian Legend Ronnie Hawkins on January 1o, 2022. He is known as the King of Rockabilly Music
******************Remembering music artist SONNY BONO part of the Duo famous Sonny & Cher wo passed away on January 5, 1998 as the result of a skiing accident at age 62
TOM T HALL age 85, country music legend, his death on August 20, 2021 was confirmed in Jan 2022, that Tom committed suicide by a gun shot to his head. This is very sad news in country music and especially for his fans for a LegendRemembering famous producer in Nashville, OWEN BRADLEY who passed away on January 7, 1998 at age 82. He is known for producing albums for Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn
Remembering Canadian Country Music legend SMILEY BATES who passed away on January 8, 1997 at age 59 of cancer. He was known as KING OF HURTIN' SONGS.Remembering Music Legend LOU RAWLS who passed away January 6, 2006 at age 72 of cancer. He released 60 albums during his career, sold 40 million records and numerous charted singles. His single, You Will Never Find Love Like Me will always be remembered by his fans. He is a 3 time Grammy Winner
Remembering Banjo player and tenor guitar player KOADY CHAISSON of the group THE EAST POINTERS from PEI who passed away on January 6, 2022 at age 37 of undetermined cause at this time. The East Pointers from the Souris, PEI area have received many awards including a Juno award, PEI Music Awards, a Folk Music Award and an ECMA award. During their career they performed all over the world including Canada, Australia, The United States, Scotland and The United KingdomToday January 8, 2022 would of been Elvis Presely's 87th Birthday. Elvis passed away on August 16, 1977 at age 42. Pricilla Presley is seen here on January 8/22 cutting the Elvis Birthday cake on the lawn of Graceland.
Remembering Promoter MICHAEL LANG who passed away on January 8, 2022 at age 77 from non-hodgkins lyphoma. Lang was the original founders along with John Roberts and Joel Roseman of the famous Woodstock Festival in the Catskill Mountains on August 15-18, 1969. The festival was three days of Peace and Music. The trio co-created one of the most-loved music festival in history giving us a glimmer of hope in the 1960's. The festival drew 350,000 fans and the music included several poplar bands of the dayRemembering Canadian Music Legend SMILEY BATES who passed away on January 8, 1997 age 59 of cancer. He was known as King of Hurtin' Songs
Remembering legend music artist DAVID BOWIE who passed away on Janary 10, 2016 at age 68 of cancerRemembering Newfoundland music legend JOAN MORRISSEY who passed away on January 10, 1978 at age 42 of suicide
Remembering singer/songwriter MAURICE GIBB of the famous Group, THE BEE GEES who passed away on January 12, 2003 at age 54 of caridac arrestRemembering guitarist TOMMY ALLSUP for BUDDY HOLLY who passed away on January 11 2017 at age 85 from complications of a herena ooperation
Country Music Legend LORETTA LYNN would of celebrated her 74th Wedding Anniversary on January 10, 2022 but unfortunately her husband Oliver Lynn Jr. (known as Doolittle) of 48 years passed away on August 22, 1996 Remembering Rock and Roll Legend RONNIE SPECTOR of The Famous Group THE RONETTS who passed away on January 12, 2022 at age 78 of cancer.The group will always be remembered for their award winning song, BE MY BABY. They were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. The Ronettes are considered as the Best Girl Group in the history of Rock and Roll History.
Remembering group member of The Rankin Family from Cape Breton, JOHN MORRIS who passed away on January 16, 2000 at age 41. John was on the way to a hockey game in winter with some boys, and on route he ran into a pile of salt left behind by a salt truck where his car left the road and rolled into the Atlantic Ocean where John drowned. The boys survived.Remembering Country Music Legend CARL SMITH who passed away on January 16, 2010 at age 82 of a stroke
Remembering Canadian Actor and Commedian DON HARRON known as Charlie Farguharson of the famous Hee Haw TV Show who passed away on January 17, 2015 at age 90 of cancerJOHN LENNON of the famous BEATLES & YOKO taking their first Snowmobile trip on Canadian Legend RONNIE HAWKINS Farm in Ontario on December 18, 1969