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News n Photos as of January 15, 2022
By John Gavin, Monday, January 31, 2022


Teen Idol, American singer and actor FRANKIE AVALON

age 81, had the Number 1 song VENUS on the Billboard

Charts for 5 weeks in 1959. His other chart winning songs

WHY & JUST ASK YOUR HEART reached No 1 and No 7.

During his incredible career he had 31 charted songs

from 1958-62. He appeared in countless movies

and toured for years. He is happily married for 59 years

and has 8 children

Country Music Legend Songwriter DALLAS FRAZIER has passed away on January 14, 2022

as the result of a stroke at age 82. He was considered the greatest

country music songwriter of all times. One of his biggest

written songs was ELVIRA sung by The Oak Ridge Boys. Another famous written hit song

was THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING by Jack Green. The list of hit written songs

is endless by Dallas. He wrote 4 Number 1 hits for CHARLEY PRIDE.

Remembering Legend Music Star DOLORES O'RIORDAN of the famous THE CRANBERRIES from Ireland who passed away on January 15, 2018 at age 46 as the result of drowning in her bathtub. She was world famous all over the world with her outstanding singing voice.Remembering singer/songwriter/TV Actor GLEN FREY of the famous Pop/Rock Band THE EAGLES who passed away on Jamuary 18, 2016 at age 67 of colitis and pneumonia
Remembering pop singer JIMMY ROGERS who passed away on January 18, 2021 at age 88 of kidney disease. Fans will always remember his hit songs, KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE and HONEYCOMB.Remembering PEI Music Legend GENE MACLENNAN who passed away on January 19, 1995 at age 56 of suicide. He will always be remembered for his own written song SNOWBIRD made famous by famous music legend ANNE MURRAY from Nova Scotia.


Happy 76th Birthday to Country Music Legend DOLLY PARTON on January 19, 2022Remembering Rock Legend MEATLOAF (Marvin Lee Aday) who passed away on January 20, 2022 at age 74 of complications due to Covid. He performed for 6 decades. His hit song, BAT OUT OF HELL in 1977 was on the charts for 9 years selling 200,000 albums per year. Sold over 65 millions albums and the song Bat Out of Hell was the best selling albums in history. He appeared in 50 movies and TV shows. He toured until 2016. He won a Grammy for Best Solo Rock Vocals for the song I'D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE and a Brit Award.
Meatloaf Album, BAT OUT OF HELL, released in 1977 is one of the best albums in rock history. The album was on the Charts for over 9 years. We salute Meatloaf who passed away on January 20, 2022 at age 74 on this achievementMusic Arists THE BEE GEES has their award winning album SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER om the Charts beginning on January 21, 1978 and remained on the #1 spot for 24 weeks. It was one of the greatest albums ever and every song was a hit. Their music is so infectious, it makes you want to dance and sing along
Remembering Rock N' Roll Legend DON WILSON founding member of THE VENTURES who passed away on January 22, 2022 at age 88 of natural causes. The group was the best selling Instrumential Group of all timeRemembering Canadian Music Legend TOMMY BANKS who passed away on January 25, 2018 at age 81 of Leukemia
Remembering Country Music Legend CHARLIE LOUVIN of THE LOUVIN BROTHERS (Ira) who passed away on January 26, 2011 at age 83 of cancerRemembering Newfoundland Accordion player RAY WALSH who passed away on January 27, 2019 at age 75 of heart problems
Remembering PEI Fiddler HARRY LECKY who passed away on January 28, 2020 at age 90 of a strokeRemembering famous Irish singer/musician LUKE KELLY of the famous band THE DUBLINERS from Ireland who passed away on January 30, 1984 at age 43 from results of a brain tumour
Country Music Super Star DWIGHT YOAKAM received a Gold Record on January 21, 1987 for Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc, Etc (35 years ago)Happy 75th Birthday to Cape Breton Blues Legend MATT MINGLEWOOD on January 31, 2022
Country Music Super Star SONNY JAMES seen here with ED SULLIVAN on his TV Show. Sonny released his hit song YOUNG LOVE on January 28, 1957 (65 years ago) and sang the song on the show. The song was a major hit and to this day the song is still popularCountry Music Legend and Superstar PATSY CLINE released her No 1 song on Billboard, I FALL TO PIECES on January 30, 1961 (61 years ago)