Archive for March 18th, 2014

CHARLEY PRIDE IS 76 TODAY

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Charley Frank Pride

Pride is one of the few African-American country musicians to have had
considerable success in the country music industry and only the second
African American to have been inducted as a member of the Grand Ole
Opry
. He has garnered 39 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs
charts. Before fame, Pride was a pitcher for the New York Yankees’ minor
league team.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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SOUL STAR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1941

Wilson Pickett

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        Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006)

Pickett was major figure in soul music, recording over 50 songs which
hit the R&B charts, and frequently crossed over to the Billboard Hot
100
. Among his best known hits are "In the Midnight Hour", "Land of
1,000 Dances
", "Mustang Sally", and "Funky Broadway”. He was a
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1991.

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