Archive for November 5th, 2016

JOHNNY HORTON DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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THE REMAINS OF JOHNNY HORTON’S 1960 CADAILLAC.

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John LaGale "Johnny" Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960).

On the night of November 4–5, 1960, country music and rockabilly singer 
Johnny Horton and two other band members were travelling from Austin,
Texas to Shreveport when they collided with an oncoming truck on a bridge
near Milano, Texas. Horton died en route to hospital. The two band members
survived, having received various injuries. 

When Johnny Cash, a good friend of Horton’s, learned about the accident
he said, “I locked myself in one of the hotel’s barrooms and cried.”


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FROM LEFT: JOHNNY CASH AND JOHNNY HORTON.

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George Edward Foreman (“Big George”) turned 67 in January.

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ART GARFUNKEL IS 75 TODAY

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Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel was born in Queens, New York.

Art Garfunkel, singing partner of Paul Simon of the duo Simon &
Garfunkel, earned six Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement
Award. In 1990, he and Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame.

Garfunkel claims he became obsessed with making music when he
was in first grade. He met Simon when they were acting in the school
play Alice In Wonderland.

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