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#1 Anubis the Jackal

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 11:37 AM

OK, we've got the Old Bluesman thread, the Old Folkies home and the Jazzers. Here's a new 'un for the Kings and Queens of Country, rednecks, crackers, lonesome wolves and rhinestone cowboys.

Kicking off with Kitty Wells, who I was very suprised to learn was still alive, 89 years old. I really like her version of Dylans "Forever Young"
Pardon me but I got to run
The fact's uncommonly clear
I got to find who's now the number one
And why my angel eyes ain't here

Excuse me while I disappear

#2 maryportfuncity

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:30 PM

I'll see your Kitty Wells and raise you Earl Scruggs 84 year old banjo legend and lifetime achiever - in Country Music Award terms. Still in pretty good nick, mind.



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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:06 PM

I know of several suitable candidates for this thread... Jonathan Ross, Jamie Oliver, Simon Cowell, Harry Redknapp...

Oh that's cOunt...

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#4 Dave to the Grave

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:06 PM

What about a Johnny Cash connection? Carl Smith, 81 year old first husband of June Carter Cash, and drinking buddy of Johnny.

I went to a country and western dance once.

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 02:40 PM

Another Johnny Cash connection; Marshall Grant, the only surviving member of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two, is now eighty and retired from the music business.

Also, country singer Thomas Hoyt "Slim" Bryant is 100 today.

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#6 DevonDeathTrip

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:51 PM

American country music singer Carl Smith, who was very popular in the 1950s and 60s, died yesterday, according to his Wikipedia page. He was the former husband of June Carter Cash and the drinking companion of Johnny Cash.

These creatures who introduce themselves but we swear we have met them somewhere before. Yes, look in the mirror. What do you see? Is it a dream, or a nightmare? Are we being introduced against our will? Are they mirrors? I can see the smoke. I can smell the fire. The battle is drawing nigh.


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Posted 17 January 2010 - 03:11 PM

American country music singer Carl Smith, who was very popular in the 1950s and 60s, died yesterday, according to his Wikipedia page. He was the former husband of June Carter Cash and the drinking companion of Johnny Cash.



First confirmation.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 06:56 PM

Legendary country music singer Hank Cochran has died at age 74 of pancreatic cancer.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:08 PM

Nashville stalwart session muso Fred Carter has died. He worked with every man, woman and their dog, including Roy Orbison, Ronnie Hawkins, The Band, Neil Young and Joan Baez, played guitar on The Boxer and bass on Lay Lady Lay. That's worthy of a mention in my book. Tough choice between the country and folkie threads, mind.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:32 PM

George Richey

Songwriter, producer, music publisher and manager and widower of Tammy Wynette (her fifth and last husband), has died aged 74.
Oh, Mickey! What's EGREGIOUS?!

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:25 PM

Merle Haggard has had a tumour removed from his lung


Merle Haggard will be at a concert in January. Quite the accomplishment, less than two months after lung cancer surgery... will be interesting to see if it happens...


Merle Haggard has just cancelled the remainder of his tour due to a "respiratory illness". Worth keeping an eye on, given his medical history.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:49 PM

Merle Haggard has had a tumour removed from his lung


Merle Haggard will be at a concert in January. Quite the accomplishment, less than two months after lung cancer surgery... will be interesting to see if it happens...


Merle Haggard has just cancelled the remainder of his tour due to a "respiratory illness". Worth keeping an eye on, given his medical history.


Last time I saw him, he was looking... exhausted? unwell? depleted? damn, what is the word I'm looking for?!
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:57 PM

Merle Haggard has had a tumour removed from his lung


Merle Haggard will be at a concert in January. Quite the accomplishment, less than two months after lung cancer surgery... will be interesting to see if it happens...


Merle Haggard has just cancelled the remainder of his tour due to a "respiratory illness". Worth keeping an eye on, given his medical history.


Last time I saw him, he was looking... exhausted? unwell? depleted? damn, what is the word I'm looking for?!


Funny this - got him on my list but not put down his medical history - have now - thanks DDT - new in at number 88.
That's just too Grizzly... 
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#14 DevonDeathTrip

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:28 PM

Country music legend Charlie Louvin is suffering from pancreatic cancer. :skull: :(


Some dude on Yahoo Answers says that Charlie's back to 100%

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Not looking good for Charlie...

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:57 PM

Country music legend Charlie Louvin is suffering from pancreatic cancer. ;) :(


Some dude on Yahoo Answers says that Charlie's back to 100%

Satan Isn't Real


Not looking good for Charlie...


Gone!

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:29 PM

Now that's a portrait:

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:42 PM

Louvin is another winning DDT pick on the DDP, and Dr Ann McPherson is his joker...the boy is ON FIRE this year.



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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:50 PM

This is a textbook example for why you should never believe a word anybody says on Yahoo Answers....

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:50 PM

This is a textbook example for why you should never believe a word anybody says on Yahoo Answers....


Schoolboy error for me, yeah.

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#20 harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:35 PM

Country music legend Charlie Louvin is suffering from pancreatic cancer. ;) :(


Some dude on Yahoo Answers says that Charlie's back to 100%

Satan Isn't Real


Not looking good for Charlie...


Gone!

Sorry to see him go, but the old boy done me proud DDP captaincy-wise. A Byrdsian tribute with GP doing the honours, rather than the unranking Roger LP version.

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