Category: JULY REMEMBRANCES

June 7, 1944 – July 14, 1973 Remembering Clarence White

Remembering Clarence White (born Clarence Joseph LeBlanc; June 7, 1944 – July 14, 1973), was an American bluegrass and country guitarist and singer. He is best known as a member of the bluegrass ensemble the Kentucky Colonels and the rock band The Byrds, as well as for being a pioneer of the musical genre of

June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012 Remembering Andy Samuel Griffith

Remembering Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer.[2] He was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan’s film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for

May 27, 1925 – July 23, 2015 Remembering Patsy Stoneman

Remembering Patsy Stoneman (May 27, 1925 – July 23, 2015) was described as “country music royalty” because of her long relationship with the iconic Stoneman family of talented musicians. Pattie Inez “Patsy” Stoneman was born in Galax, Virginia, to Ernest V ‘Pop’ Stoneman and Hattie Frost Stoneman, on the day that her father recorded The

March 25, 1934 – July 4, 2012 Remembering Frank Buchanan

Remembering Frank Buchanan (March 25, 1934 – July 4, 2012) was born in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. At the age of fourteen, he started playing guitar and mandolin, and singing with his older brother Ray. As the Buchanan Brothers, the two performed their first gig at Cal Calhoun’s Carolina Barn Dance, held at the Carolina

March 9, 1919 – July 17, 1986 Remembering Cleo Davis

Remembering Cleo Davis (March 9, 1919 – July 17, 1986) was born to Ben and Effie Davis in their home in northwest Georgia. Cleo was surrounded by music since he was born, with his mother playing the pump organ and father playing the banjo (clawhammer style). After his first guitar was sat on, he ordered

January 23, 1940 – July 3, 2001 Remembering “Johnny” Russell

Remembering John Bright “Johnny” Russell (January 23, 1940 – July 3, 2001) was an American country singer, songwriter, and comedian best known for his song “Act Naturally”, which was made famous by Buck Owens, who recorded it in 1963, and The Beatles in 1965. His songs have been recorded by Burl Ives, Jim Reeves, Jerry