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Offline steve58

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RIP -- Charley Pride
« on: December 13, 2020, 02:42:14 PM »
If you don't follow/aren't interested in Country Music, you may not recognize his name, but he was a great singer.  :clap:

Charley Pride -- the first Black man to break through in the country music scene -- has died from the coronavirus.


Charley was a trailblazer in country -- he's the very first Black artist to be inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and quite literally paved the way for other African-Americans in the genre through the '60s, '70s, '80s and beyond.

He's sometimes referred to as the Jackie Robinson of country music, which is apt because ... Charley also played baseball professionally too.

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Re: RIP -- Charley Pride
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2020, 02:45:18 PM »
"I'm not even dead and I'm rolling over in my grave."

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Re: RIP -- Charley Pride
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2020, 04:45:43 PM »
I remember him from the country music stations my Dad listened to in the 1960s and 70s.  He had a very pleasant voice.