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COUNTRY SINGER HAS OFFICIALLY RETIRED

Kris Kristofferson, country singer-songwriter, actor, turns 83

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(Fox News) – Kris Kristofferson’s official departure from music was
subtly mentioned in a release shared with Fox News on Thursday,
which reads: “The legendary country singer/songwriter and actor
quietly retired in 2020, leaving his son John Kristofferson to lead
the family’s businesses.” The musician will turn 85 June 22.

 

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HELLO DOLLY ~ HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY!

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Dolly Rebecca Parton

Dolly Parton is a country singer, songwriter, actress and
businesswoman known for a collection of country hits
including Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, I Will Always Love
You and 9 to 5. She is widely referred to as the greatest
female country performer of all time. As an actress, she
has starred in films such as Rhinestone, 9 to 5 and Blue
Valley Songbird.

Awards

Throughout her career, she has won several awards,
including a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award. She
has been an inductee to several Halls of Fame including
Country Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame
and Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1984, she was given a star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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FORMER ROCK GROUP LEADER–DEAD AT 81

Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81

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Spencer Davis (Spencer David Nelson Davies
(July 17, 1939 – October 19, 2020)
 

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist
and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had
1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and
“I’m a Man,” has died.

Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died
in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia,
not giving a location, but British media reported
that Davis lived in California.

Born in Swansea, Wales, Davis began working 
as a musician while he was a student at the 
University of Birmingham.

Spencer Davis, RIP

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DOLLY PARTON 74 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Dolly Rebecca Parton

Country singer Dolly Parton released twenty-six #1 Billboard hits,
including "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5." She grew
up alongside eleven brothers and sisters in a one-room cabin in
Appalachia,
Tennessee and learned to sing at church. Dolly Parton
received the nickname The Queen of Country Music after releasing
more #1 hits than any other country singer in U.S. history.

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In 2018, Dolly Parton added two more honors to her already-
illustrious, decades-long career as she was recognized by
Guinness World Records.

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‘’THE KING’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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Young Elvis poses for a 1937 family portrait with his parents Vernon
Presley and Gladys Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)
("THE FINAL SHOW" 26th June 1977 – INDIANAPOLIS)


Known as "The King of Rock n’ Roll," he rose to prominence in
the late 1950s, becoming a legendary presence in cultural history
and the best-selling solo artist in the history of pop. He released
such #1 singles as "
Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Stuck
on You
." 

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